Focus on Humans in a Technological World: Selected Papers from the Working on Safety 2022 Conference

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2023) | Viewed by 2022

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ALGORITMI Research Center, School of Engineering, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimaraes, Portugal
Interests: human factors and ergonomics; occupational safety; occupational hygiene; aerospace human factors; science promotion
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ALGORITMI Research Center, School of Engineering, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: human factors and ergonomics; occupational safety; hygiene; safety engineering
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
ALGORITMI Research Center, School of Engineering, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimaraes, Portugal
Interests: human factors and ergonomics; aerospace human factors; occupational safety and hygiene; higher education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is an output of the WOS 2022 conference (WOS.net), an international network of decision makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents and trauma in the workplace. The latest findings and best practices for different countries and sectors are discussed herein.

Focusing on Humans in an increasingly technological world, the two spheres that currently overlap in the workplaces are addressed: traditional occupational-related issues, such as accident prevention and forensics, company-based safety management systems, education, training and lifelong learning, high-risk activities, injury prevention by campaigns and methods, and approaches to labor inspection; emerging topics and future trends being brought by the most recent industrial revolution, including Safety II, digitalization and new human-machine relationships. The contemporary conjuncture of society is expressed in the workplace, which is why digital work management and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are also included as a topic of this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Pedro Arezes
Dr. Nélson Costa
Dr. Susana Costa
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • occupational accidents
  • prevention
  • safety
  • digitalization
  • risk management

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Paediatric Homecare Risk Management: An Application of Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM)
Safety 2023, 9(3), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/safety9030052 - 31 Jul 2023
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Abstract
Paediatric homecare is an advancing field of healthcare, bringing care direct to patients in their own homes. Risk management is an integral component of homecare services, including incident and risk assessment management. The objective of the study was to investigate risk management in [...] Read more.
Paediatric homecare is an advancing field of healthcare, bringing care direct to patients in their own homes. Risk management is an integral component of homecare services, including incident and risk assessment management. The objective of the study was to investigate risk management in homecare focusing on two aspects: incident reporting and risk assessments. A Grounded Theory approach was used to gather key functions of these aspects; these were then mapped using the Functional Resonance Analysis method (FRAM). Nineteen nurses working in paediatric homecare services were interviewed for the study. The interviews were semi-structured and focused on risk, quality, complaints, audit, care, and management. The interview data were transcribed and coded using Nvivo; the data were then converted into functions for utilization in the FRAM tool. The FRAM detailed the process of incident reporting and risk assessment management of the actual work carried out as viewed by the participants of the study. The information was then analysed and contrasted with the organizational policy to gain an understanding of the systems of incident reporting and risk assessments, which then led to the development of a refined process that could have less variability in function. Consequently, changes to policy and training in risk management were recommended to enhance the systems. Full article
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