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Document ID (ISN)112257
CIS number 12-0017
Year 2011
Convention or series no. NIOSH Publication 2011-201
Title Summary of the Making Green Jobs Safe Workshop
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Aug. 2011. xi, 70p. 17 ref.
Internet access Summary_of_the_Making_green_jobs_safe_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This report summarizes the topics discussed at a workshop on making green jobs safe held in Washington DC, USA, 14-16 December 2009. Green jobs, which are defined broadly as jobs that help improve the environment and enhance sustainability, offer opportunities as well as challenges for workers. Examples of green jobs include manufacture, installation, and maintenance of solar panels and generators; construction and maintenance of wind energy turbines; jobs related to recycling; jobs related to the manufacture of green products; and jobs where green products are used in traditional fields such as agriculture, healthcare, and the service sector. In some instances, the hazards to workers may be similar to those in established industries. However, some green and sustainable practices may pose new health concerns for workers.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety and health; green jobs; neighbourhood protection; health hazards; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) USA; substitution; cooperation; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; role of government; conference
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Risk evaluation
Workplace health promotion