Special Issue "Safety Design and Perception-Based Safety"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Vincent Duffy

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hanna Shvindina

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (now); Sumy State Unniversity, Sumy, Ukraine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emerging areas in safety can be informed by the human aspects and are the central focus of this special issue. Fundamentals of perception, human factors and ergonomics will be highlighted in the context of safety, environment and health. Corporate and commercial applications in safety, environment and health incorporate a variety of physical, life and management sciences. Human modelling associated with measures of people (anthropometry), human characteristics in computing and artificial intelligence (anthropomorphic) and our real and perceived effects on environment (anthropogenic) are of interest. New method or previously established methodologies from other disciplines can be reported. Assessment methodologies can include those that influence decision making and strategic interests or initiatives at company level or more globally. Data mining methods including content analysis and bibliometric analysis can also give insight. Understanding derived from such analyses can influence future research directions. Perception of the magnitude of risk in term of severity and frequency can influence a willingness to invest in certain aspects of safety design. Manuscript emphasizing aspects outlined here are welcomed and encouraged. Others will also be considered if within the perception – based safety theme.

Please notify guest editor with questions or plan to submit manuscript with tentative title included.

The expected schedule for special issue is outlined below:

Original manuscript submission by: Monday, December 31
First reviews returned to authors: Friday, February 1
First revisions expected by: Friday, April 5

Prof. Dr. Vincent Duffy
Prof. Dr. Hanna Shvindina
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Safety design 
  • Perception-based safety 
  • Human factor and ergonomics 
  • Human modelling 
  • Environment and health 
  • Corporate and commercial applications

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Food Safety Satisfaction in China and Its Influencing Factors: Empirical Study with a Hierarchical Linear Model
Received: 28 November 2018 / Revised: 22 January 2019 / Accepted: 29 January 2019 / Published: 21 March 2019
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Food safety is one of the residents’ initial demands in daily life, and the negative perception of food safety potentially leads to public panic and dissatisfaction with government performance. Existing literature only focused on certain regions in China by using different indicators, and [...] Read more.
Food safety is one of the residents’ initial demands in daily life, and the negative perception of food safety potentially leads to public panic and dissatisfaction with government performance. Existing literature only focused on certain regions in China by using different indicators, and their results varied and lacked comparability. This paper explores influencing factors of the public’s satisfaction with food safety by conducting a nationwide survey in China. Factors cover several demographic variables while considering the nature of governments to reveal the difference among provinces. The results show that demographic factors such as gender, age, type of residence, education, and census register are positively correlated with food safety satisfaction, while annual income is not significant. Evaluation of government regulation efforts has a positive correlation with food safety satisfaction. People with higher trust in the government show higher satisfaction with the food safety situation. On the province level, per capita GDP, per capita food safety fiscal expenditure, and food safety fiscal expenditure level are positively correlated with food safety satisfaction. The empirical findings are helpful for government regulations; we thereby discuss our analytical results and suggest some governmental policies. Full article
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