Special Issue "Design and Development of Safety Production Management"

A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Lucian-Ionel Cioca
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Department of Engineering and Management, Faculty of Engineering, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Victoriei 10, 550024 Sibiu, Romania
Interests: management; human resources management; occupational health and safety management; production systems engineering; ergonomics; circular economy
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Dr. Larisa Ivascu
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1. Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation, Politehnica University of Timisoara, 14 Remus Str., 300191 Timisoara, Romania
2. Research Center in Engineering and Management, Politehnica University of Timisoara, 14 Remus Str., 300191 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: risk management; sustainability; strategic management; organizational management; environmental management; digital economy; energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Safety implies having an environment free from injury and hazards. Safety Production refers to appropriate accident prevention and control measures that can be taken in organizations' production activities to avoid bodily injury and ensure efficient production. As part of the production activity, safety management is an important component. Safety management is the activity of efficient resource utilization—the integration of people in the planning, organization, and control of problems related to safety issues that may arise in production processes. It strikes a balance between human equipment and machinery, materials, and the environment in the production process, and achieves the safe production objectives. In a competitive economy, the quality of production is very important. The design and development of a safe production safety management contributes to improving the quality of production and reducing work-related accidents. The stage where a product is designed and developed is the key phase in which there is the greatest potential to influence and prevent the environmental and health risks that may occur later on during the life of the product.

Prof. Dr. Lucian-Ionel Cioca
Dr. Larisa Ivascu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • safety engineering
  • new technologies
  • environmental health and safety
  • OHS risks assessment
  • risk management
  • production planning and control
  • production management
  • performance measurement
  • ergonomics

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Study Regarding the Improvement of Bottling Process for Spring Waters, through the Implementation of the Occupational Health and Food Safety Requirements
Safety 2019, 5(2), 32; https://doi.org/10.3390/safety5020032 - 22 May 2019
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The design, development and deployment, alongside with preventive maintenance of equipment helps with controlling safety issues in water bottling processes. However, these aspects are not-enough to prevent accidents; they must be closely related to the implementation of quality, occupational health and safety, and [...] Read more.
The design, development and deployment, alongside with preventive maintenance of equipment helps with controlling safety issues in water bottling processes. However, these aspects are not-enough to prevent accidents; they must be closely related to the implementation of quality, occupational health and safety, and food security standards. The approach presented in this paper was to show a summary of the assessment of the risks of injury and professional illness for all within the organization according to the ISO 45001:2018 standard. Also, a statistical analysis was performed to evaluate the occurrence of defects in different equipment in the technological process. The paper highlights the safety parameters of the spring water “Roua Apusenilor” namely the: organoleptic, physic-chemical and microbiological ones, according to the European legislation. A hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) generic model was developed for this process. In this case study, the analysis and assessment of hazards that may occur during processing was implemented for still water bottling stages, as was an identification of the critical control points, which include filtration and ozone water treatment. The HACCP principles, included in the ISO 22000:2018 standard, were applied in order to improve the food safety and security, to reduce the risks resulting from the consumption of “Roua Apusenilor” spring water and, also, for increasing customer confidence. The obtained results significantly relied upon the situation found in the industrial company used as a benchmark for the research. The analysis revealed that, considered safety standards OHSAS (ISO 45001) and HACCP (ISO 22000) share the same goal of safety production for safe food products. Full article
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Evaluating Safety Systems for Machine Tools with Computer Numerical Control using Analytic Hierarchy Process
Safety 2019, 5(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/safety5010014 - 07 Mar 2019
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Computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools are complex production systems with fully automatic machine parts. Nowadays, high feed rates and machining speeds are used during the machining process. Human operators are still needed to set-up the machine, load/unload workpieces and parts, load the [...] Read more.
Computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools are complex production systems with fully automatic machine parts. Nowadays, high feed rates and machining speeds are used during the machining process. Human operators are still needed to set-up the machine, load/unload workpieces and parts, load the machining code, and supervise the machining process. The operators work in an environment where automated high-speed motions occur, and consequently, CNC machine tools have to be equipped with safety systems. The approach presented in this paper was to evaluate the main safety systems of CNC machine tools based upon the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The analyzed systems were divided into six main categories and compared pairwise using five criteria proposed by the authors. The approach and the obtained results significantly relied upon the situation found at the industrial company used as a benchmark for the research. The analysis reveals that, among considered safety devices, manually operated controls are the most efficient ones. Finally, a sensitivity analysis was conducted to test the stability of the AHP solution. Full article
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Occupational Accidents Assessment by Field of Activity and Investigation Model for Prevention and Control
Safety 2019, 5(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/safety5010012 - 22 Feb 2019
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The rate of occupational accidents is increasing, leading to a number of organizational deficiencies. For European Union (EU), the non-fatal accident number in 2017 was 3,315,101. An increase in the number of accidents is recorded in many of the member states. In addition, [...] Read more.
The rate of occupational accidents is increasing, leading to a number of organizational deficiencies. For European Union (EU), the non-fatal accident number in 2017 was 3,315,101. An increase in the number of accidents is recorded in many of the member states. In addition, the increase in accidents tends to focus on certain sectors and is due more to the increase in the incidence rate than the increase in the workforce. Companies in these industry sectors have also implemented less intensive prevention practices than firms in other sectors. Performing a statistical evaluation of non-fatal and fatal accidents is an important one. This assessment helps managers understand the importance of implementing prevention and control methods across organizations. For this research, we used series of data obtained from the Romanian National Institute of Statistics (NIS), Labor Inspection in Romania, and Eurostatof the European Commission. Data series evaluations were conducted for the EU and Romania. A qualitative assessment of the industry data series had been carried out. Furthermore, T-tests and analysis of variance analysis (ANOVA) were performed to identify the relationships between the frequency index of fatal and non-fatal accidents, and the categories chosen. The values obtained for men were significantly higher than those of female workers. Based on the results of the qualitative assessment and European and national strategies, an experimental model for the prevention and control of occupational accidents is proposed. At the end of the paper, the situation of labor accidents in Romania and Bulgaria, two EU member states, is assessed in the agriculture, forestry and fishing, manufacturing, construction and transport, and storage sectors. A series of trends are presented for the period 2018–2020. The results obtained from the evaluation of the data series represent an important core of the Romanian Labor Inspectorate for the development of strategic actions. Full article
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