Edition 33 - Worker Health

Edition 33, Worker Health

This selection of articles explores varied psychosocial determinants that drive health outcomes among workers, particularly first respondents and other frontlines during the current global pandemic. 

Migrant Worker Safety, Occupational Health Equity, and Labor Trafficking By Jaya Prakash; Inkyu Kim, MD; Timothy B. Erickson, MD, FACEP, FACMT; Hanni

How can one piece of legislation, drafted over 50 years ago, remain relevant in the modern workplace?

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an infodemic- a flood of epidemic-related information- that encompasses a plethora of misinformation that has arisen from rapidly evolving science, uncertainty, information gaps, and special interests.

This disruption and unsafe workplace for health workers, reflects the detrimental effect of decades of war, insecurity in the country, and illiteracy among people that has also resulted in the surge of COVID-19 cases, overwhelming the existing facilities.

In March 2020, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, and U.S. Department of Labor’s Acting Secretary Al Stewart voiced their concerns about the CDC's recommendations on workplace aerosol exposure protection.

As a first year internal medicine resident in New York City, the physical and emotional toll the pandemic has placed on me is unmeasurable.

The COVID-19 pandemic has successfully highlighted the shortcomings within the U.S. healthcare system.

The increased use and applications of lead in numerous industries is due to its abundance and unique physical and chemical properties ...

Physical Violence Against Health Care Workers in Government Hospitals of Pakistan and Its Impact on Their Mental Health By Madiha Fatima, Syeda

In this inaugural edition dedication to COVID-19, HPHR's authors examine emerging matters of public policy, equity, and medical practice around the pandemic.