Theme and Topics

Main theme

Safety management complexity in changing society

Motto: Do we need a holistic approach?

Main topics

  1. Foundations of safety science: theories, principles, methods and tools              
  2. Research to practice: achievements, lessons learned and challenges                              
  3. Risk management and safety culture: case studies, best practices and further needs
  4. Safety regulation: reasonable practicable approach
  5. Education and Training: prerequisite for safety
  6. Complexity and safety: multidisciplinarity and inter-stakeholder view

Technical sessions

  • 1. Foundations of safety science: theories, principles, methods and tools
    • 1.1 Emerging methods and tools in risk assessment for occupational accident prevention
    • 1.2 Confronting uncertainties, surprises and the unforeseen in occupational risk analysis
    • 1.3 Resilience vs risk-based regulatory approaches
    • 1.4 Developments in qualitative analysis of accidents, risk and safety – the methodological legacy of Barry Turner
  • 2. Research to practice: achievements, lessons learned and challenges
    • 2.1 Translating and transfer of research outputs into practice
    • 2.2 OSH consequences of free movement of workforce
    • 2.3 Occupational safety for temporary workers and further challenges
    • 2.4 Controlling risks related to robots and other smart machinery of Industry 4.0 workplaces
    • 2.5 Impact of stress and fatigue on occupational safety
  • 3. Risk management and safety culture: case studies, best practices and further needs
    • 3.1 Safe by design approaches to occupational accident prevention
    • 3.2 Safety climate and safety culture – assessment and promotion strategies
    • 3.3 Lessons learned from occupational accidents and near-misses
    • 3.4 Other sectoral case studies and good practices in occupational accident prevention
    • 3.5 Enterprise risk management approaches and tools to support decision making process
  • 4. Safety regulation: reasonable practicable approach
    • 4.1 Role of different stakeholders in safety regulation
    • 4.2 Governmental vs non-governmental regulation
    • 4.3 The future of safety regulation
    • 4.4 Modern labour inspection practices
  • 5. Education and Training: prerequisite for safety
    • 5.1 Role, knowledge and skills of OSH professionals towards accident prevention
    • 5.2 Effectiveness of OSH training in companies
    • 5.3 Integrating safety into mainstream education and professional and vocational training
    • 5.4 Raising public awareness of safety aspects
  • 6. Complexity and safety: multidisciplinarity and inter-stakeholder view
    • 6.1 Understanding safety complexity: Which experts and which competences do we need?
    • 6.2 New generation of safety researchers
    • 6.3 Complexity in emerging OSH issues