Frontiers in Public Health
[First paragraph] The 2001 World Trade Center and 2005 Hurricane disasters, and the 2014 Ebola outbreak were major events that tasked the United States’ public health emergency preparedness and response apparatus. The health and economic cost of these events is huge including over 4000 deaths and damages to infrastructure worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Unfortunately, the U.S. labor force was disproportionately affected (1–4). Similar public health impact of other disasters on workers has also been reported. In the immediate aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, for instance, approximately 75% of those who developed acute health effects and sought medical care were clean-up workers (5).
0000-0002-1516-5700 (Olayinka), 0000-0001-8094-261X (Akpinar-Elci)
Original Publication Citation
Olayinka, O. O., & Akpinar-Elci, M. (2016). Development of occupational health measures for the National Health Security Preparedness Index. Frontiers in Public Health, 4(79), 1-3. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2016.00079
Olayinka, Olaniyi O. and Akpinar-Elci, Muge, "Development of Occupational Health Measures for the National Health Security Preparedness Index" (2016). Center for Global Health Publications. 2.