05.10.2011

Making green jobs safe

The US American National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
launched a "Going Green: Safe and Healthy Jobs" initiative to make sure that
green jobs are good for workers by integrating worker safety and health
sustainability.

Green jobs, which have been 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.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)