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African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety


African Newsletter can also be read in ISSUU now (below) 

The African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety was established in 1991 as a continuation of the East African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, which started in 1987. The African Newsletter formed an integral part of the African Health Project (Training and Information) of the International Labour Office (ILO) and the project was funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The African Newsletter was published three times a year and is free of charge. By publishing the African Newsletter, the FIOH also supports the global occupational health and safety strategies of the International Labour Office (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The newsletter was targeted at 21 English-speaking African countries, but is now distributed worldwide.




The African Newsletter has received a great deal of positive and encouraging feedback from the readers, authors, international organizations and from all collaborators.  The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health FIOH  did not find any possibility to continue the editing and publishing of the African Newsletter from 2016 onwards.

We want to thank all the contributors, experts, readers and the international organizations for their support, and for sharing their expertise for the benefit of workers of the world.

Latest issues


African Newsletter 3/2015 Training in occupational health and safety (905 kb)
African Newsletter 2/2015 Age management, including young workers (901 kb) 
African Newsletter 1/2015 Infectious diseases (824 kb)

African Newsletter 3/2014 Chemical Safety
(837 kb)
African Newsletter 2/2014 Diversity in the world of work (1MB)
African Newsletter 1/2014 Healthy workplaces - managing stress (2 MB)

Previous Issues on the Internet

African Newsletter 3/2013 Construction
(1 MB)
African Newsletter 2/2013 Prevention culture
African Newsletter 1/2013 Health promotion at work
(1 MB)

AfricanNewsletter 3/2012.pdf Nanotechnology 
African Newsletter 2/2012 Small-scale enterprises and informal sector (3MB)
African Newsletter 1/2012 Economics in OHS (3MB)

African Newsletter 3-2011 Climate change
(2 MB)
African Newsletter 2-2011 Information society and transfer of technology (4 MB)
African Newsletter 1-2011 Mining (2 MB)

African Newsletter 3-2010 pdf Injury and disease reporting systems (2 MB)
African Newsletter 2-2010 pdf Risk assessment at workplaces 
(2 MB)
African Newsletter 1-2010 pdf Health care Workers 
(1 MB)

African Newsletter 3-2009 pdf New emerging risks
(1 MB)
African Newsletter 2-2009 pdf Planning of occupational health and safety activities
(pdf, 1249 Kb)
African Newsletter 1-2009 pdf Accident prevention - a safe workplace
(pdf, 1978 Kb)

African Newsletter 3/2008 pdf Women and work
(pdf, 1427 Kb)
African Newsletter 2/2008 Practical tools
(pdf,  1044 Kb)
African Newsletter 1/2008 pdf Youth and work (pdf,  944 Kb)



Editorial Office

Editor in Chief: Suvi Lehtinen
Editor: Marianne Joronen

Linguistic Editors: Alice Lehtinen, Delingua Oy


Published by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and financially supported by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, the International Labour Office (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO),

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
P.O. Box 18
FI-00391 Helsinki, Finland
Fax No. +358 30 474 2548

ISSN 1239-4386 On-line publication
ISSN 0788-4877 Printed publication

Instructions for contributors; see on the left above.



All rights reserved. The user undertakes not to duplicate the document or parts thereof in any form or by any means, including translation, without the prior permission in writing of the FIOH. Nevertheless, short excerpts of articles may be reproduced without authorization, on condition that source is indicated. For rights of reproduction or translation, application should be made to the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, African Newsletter, Editor in Chief, International Affairs, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FIN-00250 Helsinki, Finland.


The responsibility for opinions expressed in signed articles, studies and other contributions rests solely with their authors, and publication does not constitute an endorsement by the International Labour Office, the World Health Organization and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health of the opinions expressed in them.


Modified 18.12.2015