Special Issue "Safety and Security Issues in Industrial Parks"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: process safety; process security; domino effects
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Interests: emerging risks; industrial safety; occupational health and safety; manufacturing processes; metrology (occupational health and safety); risk management; risk assessment
This Special Issue of Sustainability will be concerned with the question how safety and security issues are or can be dealt with in industrial parks. Companies tend to cluster due to benefits of scale, or due to legal or business policy requirements. The question can be posed regarding what effects the clustering of organizations have on the safety and security aspects of the companies. Collaboration and information exchange aspects for instance play an important role for safety and security risk governance in industrial parks, both on an operational and strategic level. In a context of technological change and continuous improvement, clustering effects can be traditional or emerging, and can be positive, negative or both. In this way, the management of these effects requires new multidisciplinary approaches, where safety and security are integrated. Depending on the industrial sector of the company concerned, different safety and security concerns play a role.
Topics where this special issue is interested in, are:
- Risk governance in industrial parks
- Safety in chemical clusters
- Security in chemical clusters
- Safety in manufacturing clusters
- Security in manufacturing clusters
- Organizational issues of industrial parks
- Emerging risks in industrial parks
- Standardization issues of industrial parks
- Legislation issues of industrial parks
- Collaboration within industrial parks, operational and strategic
- Evacuation optimization within industrial areas
- Measuring and monitoring safety and security in industrial parks
Prof. Genserik Reniers
Assoc. Prof. Francisco Brocal
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- cluster safety
- cluster security
- domino effects
- chemical industry
- manufacturing industry
- industrial park