Research at the Intersection of Complex Systems and Commercial Driver Health and Safety
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2022) | Viewed by 3332
Interests: occupational health; social epidemiology; complexity science
Interests: overlap between a person’s job and their health
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Despite efforts to improve commercial driver health and safety, excess disease and injury burden continue to exist. The delineation, reduction, and prevention of this burden have eluded scientists and policymakers alike, due mainly to the underestimation of its complexity. Not only has this complexity thwarted efforts to find lasting solutions, but it has also often pushed interventions to plateaus and led to unintended consequences. Because commercial driver health and safety challenges are shaped by nonlinear and complex processes and structures beyond biology, logic dictates the need to leverage complex systems analysis in order to illuminate these phenomena.
This Special Issue is contingent on the premise that complex adaptive systems, including the enduring health and safety challenges of commercial drivers and their ramifications, share fundamental principles and so need to be studied as such, because simply combining partial studies of complex problems fails to uncover the irreplaceable behavior of the whole.
The aim of this Special Issue is to initiate a discourse toward a paradigm shift in commercial driver health and safety research with the development of new epistemological, methodological, and analytical frameworks. This evolving paradigm will be broadly grounded in complexity science while integrating advances from population health, safety, and other sciences.
Dr. Yorghos Apostolopoulos
Dr. Matthew S. Thiese
Dr. Sevil Sönmez
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- complex systems
- commercial motor vehicle drivers (e.g. truck drivers, bus drivers, taxi drivers, delivery drivers, etc.)
- occupational health
- commercial driver health
- commercial driver safety
- transportation sector policies