Special Issue "Occupational Ergonomics, Human Factors and Safety: Theory, Application, and Practice"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2021.
Interests: occupational safety & health; ergonomics/human factors; aging workforce; fall protection/prevention, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, prevention through design, research to practice to research; construction safety; human-systems integration; public health; system dynamics in osh; work analysis & design, and smart risk assessment/management
Interests: construction safety and health; biomechanics; wearable sensors and robotics; data sensing and analytics
Interests: human factors and ergonomics; technology and healthy aging; occupational safety; digital human modeling and biomechanical analysis; wearable sensing and data analytics
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Occupational Ergonomics, Human Factors and Safety: Theory, Application and Practice” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJIEPH). The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary areas of occupational ergonomics and safety, human factors/behavioral/systems, and occupational safety and health.
Currently, the concern with occupational ergonomics and safety no longer emphasizes physical ergonomics/safety issues but rather congnitive/mental health, and psychosocial/sociotechnological issues have emerged as prevailing research areas. Cognitive/mental workload challenges (e.g., fatigue, stress, anxiety) are usually intangible and workers may struggle to recognize the symptoms (e.g., musculoskeletal disorders). Meanwhile, the repercussions of cognitive/mental health problems can be unpredictable and severe. Physical/cognitive ergonomics and occupational safety and health interact with each other. Therefore, it is vital to acknowledge prevention methods to minimize the occurrence of both physical and cognitive safety and health problems.
To exchange information and ideas about occupational ergonomics and safety, articles may deal with a variety of research areas, such as risk assessment, workplace safety and health, safety culture/climate, work performance, an aging workforce, organizational/systems safety, human–systems interface, physical and virtual work environments, and workers’ well-being and wellness. Submissions on newly emerging/contemporary research areas and research on practices in regard to physical and cognitive ergonomics and safety, ergonomic risk factors assessment and controls/management, in different occupational settings and/or industry-specific occupational ergonomics and safety issues, etc. are also welcome.
This Speical Issue is open to a number of subject areas related to occupational ergonomics, human factors, and safety and health. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities. Please consult the editors for further information.
Prof. Dr. Sang Choi
Dr. Chao Wang
Dr. Shuping Xiong
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- occupational ergonomics
- safety and health
- aging workforce
- musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
- safety culture
- safety climate
- human factors
- physical ergonomics
- cognitive ergonomics
- organizational systems/behavioral
- prevention through design
- slips, trips, and falls
- risk assessment/management
- human–systems interaction
- work environment
- remote working
- reactive and proactive ergonomics
- employee quality of life
- workers’ compensation costs