Special Issue "Occupational Health and Safety New Challenges for Industry"
A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: occupational health and safety (OHS); OHS risk management; OHS performance measurement; decision-making tools; safety engineering
Competition has intensified in recent years in key industry sectors. The development of new technologies and emerging industrial practices bring about radical changes in organizations, comparable to those produced during the last industrial revolution.
Real-time communication, Big Data, human–machine cooperation, remote sensing, monitoring and process control, autonomous equipment, and interconnectivity are becoming major assets in modern industry. We are starting to see the implementation of new industrial concepts based on decentralizing of information and decision-making.
All of this is intended to meet human needs that never cease to diversify. As the fourth industrial revolution becomes the predominant reality, it appears inevitable that it will lead to a new series of paradigm shifts, which will have an impact on the management of occupational health and safety (OHS).
In this context, the biggest challenge for industry is to transform the difficulties of adapting to the new context into opportunities for the future development of OHS. Under these conditions, industrial companies must meet several challenges associated with new environments marked by complexity and uncertainty. Rigorous management of OHS remains indispensable for monitoring and controlling the various threats that loom over growing companies. Numerous companies thus seek to improve or devise integrated approaches to OHS management.
This Special Issue will explore the new challenges of OHS for industry with a focus on OHS management, OHS risks management, OHS performance, decision-making tools and safety engineering. Researchers are invited to submit manuscripts regarding any aspect of OHS challenges for industry. Papers addressing the interfaces between new technologies, industrial organizations and workers are especially welcome.
Prof. Adel Badri
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Occupational health and safety (OHS)
- New Challenges
- New technologies
- Emerging industrial practices
- Industrial revolution
- OHS management
- OHS risks management
- OHS performance
- Decision-making tools
- Safety engineering