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Safety 2015, 1(1), 1-6; doi:10.3390/safety1010001

Welcome to Safety—A New Open Access Journal Helping Shape a Safer World

Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
Received: 11 May 2015 / Accepted: 12 May 2015 / Published: 15 May 2015
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Safety can be defined as the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss. It also includes assessing safety risks, including hazard prevention, control and management, a common requirement of occupational health and safety regulators and safety stakeholders around the world. Safety risk confronts us every day in almost every aspect of our lives; when we are at home, travelling to work, or school, or at the day care center or doing a bit of shopping, or going on vacation. Whether we work with others in an office or develop plans to build various forms of infrastructure or processing and manufacturing plants; whether we are the planners, designers and construction supervisors or one of the workers, we are all required to consider and implement the governing occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements. There is also an implicit ‘duty of care’ expected from professionals who may be responsible, be it through planning, design or management, for the safety of others, whether directly or indirectly. Depending on the law of the land, the OH&S regulations set the legal safety criteria and benchmark of what is expected. [...] View Full-Text
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Grzebieta, R.H. Welcome to Safety—A New Open Access Journal Helping Shape a Safer World. Safety 2015, 1, 1-6.

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