Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission has been closed.

Abstract Submission Deadline

February 15, 2017
March 10, 2017

Notification of the acceptance by

April 30, 2017

Conference Topics

Foundations of safety science: Theories, principles, methods and tools
Research to practice: Achievements, lessons learned and challenges
  • Translating and transfer of research outputs into practice
  • OSH consequences of free movement of workforce
  • Occupational safety for temporary workers and further challenges
  • Controlling risks related to robots and other smart machinery of Industry 4.0 workplaces
  • Impact of stress and fatigue on occupational safety
Risk management and safety culture: Case studies, best practices and further needs
  • Safe by design approaches to occupational accident prevention
  • Managing addiction in the workplace
  • Safety climate and safety culture – assessment and promotion strategies
  • Lessons learned from occupational accidents and near-misses
  • Other sectoral case studies and good practices in occupational accident prevention
  • Global knowledge platform for sharing OSH information and good practices
  • Enterprise risk management approaches and tools to support decision making process
Safety regulation: Reasonable practicable approach
  • Role of different stakeholders in safety regulation
  • Governmental vs non-governmental regulation
  • The future of safety regulation
  • Modern labour inspection practices
Education and Training: Prerequisite for safety
  • Role, knowledge and skills of OSH professionals towards accident prevention
  • Effectiveness of OSH training in companies
  • Integrating safety into mainstream education and professional and vocational training
  • Raising public awareness of safety aspects
  • Cross-cultural difference in OSH education and training
Complexity and safety: Multidisciplinarity and inter-stakeholder views
  • Understanding safety complexity: Which experts and which competences do we need?
  • New generation of safety researchers
  • Natural, social and technical sciences in safety and their interactions
  • Communication: Do stakeholders speak the same language?
  • Rationality and irrationality in OSH
  • Complexity in emerging OSH issues
  • Risk integration – reality, formal procedure or platonic concept?

Method of Submission

Abstracts can be submitted only via the Online Abstract Submission Form.

Guidelines for Submission

  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstract cannot exceed a limit of 500 words (excluding title, authors, affiliations, references and keywords).
  • Standard abbreviations do not need explanation. Otherwise, abbreviations must be defined in brackets after when first used in the text.
  • When you list references use superscript numbers in both the text and the reference list.

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Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstract by email by April 30, 2017.

Author’s Registration

Please note that registration of the presenting author is mandatory for each accepted contribution. Submitting your abstract doesn’t mean you are registered for the conference. Registration is available here.

Publication of Abstracts

The authors of submitted abstracts agree with their abstracts publishing (without reviewing) in the Abstract Book (electronical and printed version) to be distributed to all participants at the conference.

Full papers

Full papers of accepted abstracts will be published in CRC Press/Balkema.

The Publisher will to the best of their ability facilitate the process of getting the WOS 2017 proceedings indexed in EI (Scopus).

Notifications of abstract acceptance will be sent not later than April 30, 2017.

Deadline for full papers submission is June 15, 2017.