Occupational Safety and Health Affected by Climate Change: Future Challenges and Research Agenda

Sari Tappura, Maria Lindholm

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The global Vision Zero approach aims to reduce work-related injuries, dis-eases, and deaths as much as possible. Proactive planning of work and the working environment as well as early identification of emerging risks and workload factors will promote the occupational safety and health (OSH) of employees. In the future, climate change may both directly and indirectly in-fluence OSH. This study investigates the OSH effects that have been identi-fied in interdisciplinary studies related to climate change. Moreover, it exam-ines various ways of adjusting to climate change. The methods consist of a literature review and a qualitative content analysis of documents. This inter-disciplinary study expands on the current knowledge of future challenges concerning OSH with respect to climate change. Practical means of adapting to climate change have rarely been suggested at the organizational level. Fu-ture studies should explore approaches to adapting to climate change and de-velop related practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2022): Integrating People and Intelligent Systems
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration: Integrating People and Intelligent Systems, Virtual conference, Italy, February 22-24, 2022
EditorsTareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, Pepetto Di Bucchianico, Redha Taiar, Luca Casarotto, Piedro Costa
PublisherAHFE International
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7923-8988-7
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration - Virtual, Venice, Italy
Duration: 22 Feb 202224 Feb 2022
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameAHFE International
ISSN (Electronic)2771-0718


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration
Abbreviated titleIHSI


  • Occupational Safety and Health, Climate Change, Work-related Illness, Occupational Injury, Social sustainability, Emerging Risks, Human-centered Design

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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