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African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety


Dear readers!

Thank you very much for your responses to the reader survey in 2014 and the valuable feedback to the African Newsletter. 

Some of the results are in the African Newsletter 3/2014.

You can still answer the questionnaire here.

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





 Next Issue of the African Newsletter

2/2015 issue deals with age management and young workers and it will come out in August 2015.

Themes in 2015

1/2015 Infectious diseases at work - April 2015
(manuscripts by 27th February 2015)
2/20I5 Age management, including young workers - August 2015
(manuscripts by 30th May 2015)
3/2015 Training in OHS - December 2015
(manuscripts by 30th September 2015)

Manuscripts addressing the above themes, as well as other topics in the field of occupational health and safety are welcome. If you are planning to submit a manuscript, kindly contact the Editorial Office in advance. Readers may also send proposals on potential authors and articles.

Latest issues

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)


For previous issues please see archives on the left and order form here.

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 World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Labour Office (ILO).

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A
FI-00250 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 07.05.2015