Special Issue "Safety Analytics in Occupational Settings"
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: 31 January 2022.
Interests: occupational injury analysis; machine learning; predictive modeling of industrial systems
Interests: occupational safety; agricultural safety; safety education; scholarship of teaching and learning
Interests: safety decision making; use of safety analytics in prediction; evaluative tools in safety management
Reducing occupational injuries is among the leading challenges faced by most industries. These occupational incidents affect the lives of workers as well as those of their families and co-workers and impose a considerable economic burden on employers, employees, insurance companies, health care systems, and society. Therefore, researchers have continually sought to gain a better understanding of the factors that impact the occurrence and severity of these incidents to improve the accuracy of predicting the likelihood of future workplace injuries and to develop intervention and mitigation strategies. Analyses of injury statistics are useful in defining characteristics of occupational incidents to assist in the derivation and development of preventative measures. Applying proper analytical tools aimed at discovering injury patterns and understanding the underlying mechanisms of incidents in different work environments may produce effective insights to enhance policymaking, training, and incident/injury intervention, and mitigation efforts. This Special Issue invites papers addressing various aspects of safety analytics in occupational settings, especially those combining safety-related concepts with statistical tools and advanced analytical methods, such as machine learning algorithms, to provide practical insights that can be used in safety decision-making and methods and processes to improve safety outcomes in occupational settings.
Dr. Fatemeh Davoudi
Prof. Dr. Steven Freeman
Dr. Gretchen A. Mosher
Prof. Dr. Mack C. Shelley
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 injury
- safety decision-making
- safety management
- safety education
- analysis of occupational incidents
- safety science
- statistical modeling of occupational incidents
- machine learning for safety analysis
- public policy
- program evaluation