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Professional Behavior Risk Management and Safety Sustainability

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 6141

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Department of Advanced Design and Systems Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: safety and health; human factors and ergonomics; engineering management; industrial design
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Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a Special Issue, namely “Professional Behavior Risk Management and Safety Sustainability” in Sustainability, which is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal of the environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. The International Labour Organization (ILO) made a preliminary estimation that 640 workers suffer from occupational accidents and four workers die of an industrial accident or occupational disease every minute worldwide. The issues of occupational safety and health in various industries have grabbed scholars’ attention. In the issues, the role of risk perception, risk management and safety sustainability remains unknown and needs to be investigated comprehensively. Thus, this Special Issue aims to provide new insights into the occupational safety and health of various industries from the perspectives of professional behavior risk management and safety sustainability. This Special Issue is expected to contribute remarkable knowledge about professional behavior risk management and safety sustainability to the relevant literature and be helpful for the concerned authorities and stakeholders to develop effective interventions to reduce industrial accidents and fatalities and protect workers’ health.

This Special Issue publishes high-quality and peer-reviewed papers with a broad scope, including, but not limited to, the aging workforce,  human factors, occupational ergonomics, biomechanics, risk perception, safety and health management, professional behavior risk management, and safety sustainability. Papers related to occupational safety and health and risk management are also welcome. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities. Please consult the editor for further information.

Dr. Alan Hoi Shou Chan
Dr. Siu Shing Man
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Keywords

  • risk perception
  • safety and health management
  • professional behavior risk management
  • safety sustainability
  • aging workforce
  • human factors
  • safety climate
  • safety culture

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Review of Management Comprehensiveness on Occupational Health and Safety for PPP Transportation Projects
by Dimitrios Dimitriou and Konstantinos Papakostas
Sustainability 2022, 14(10), 6296; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14106296 - 21 May 2022
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Sustainability of large transport infrastructure projects is directly linked with the working conditions and procedures in construction and maintenance. Furthermore, safety is one of the most crucial performance indicators for transport infrastructure operators, dealing with management priorities, policies and measures closely related to [...] Read more.
Sustainability of large transport infrastructure projects is directly linked with the working conditions and procedures in construction and maintenance. Furthermore, safety is one of the most crucial performance indicators for transport infrastructure operators, dealing with management priorities, policies and measures closely related to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). This issue is extremely important especially for public private partnerships (PPP), extensively adopted in transport sector in many regions, where detailed contacts and OHS provisions should be considered. By a systemic analysis, this research identifies the key management factors influence safety performance in the PPP/concession projects and the management comprehensives over those factors. The survey analysis framework for the evaluation of OHS management performance for large transport operators are breakdown, promoting the structure and the expected outcomes toward sustainable management of transport infrastructure. The application is the Greek motorways concessions projects that implemented in the last decade. The research outputs provide key messages to planners, managers, decision makers, and stakeholders over large transport infrastructure sustainable development, promoting OHS performance aspects should be taken into consideration in operation management contacts and highlighting the link between OHS, level of safety, and sustainability. The case study structure and outputs are valuable for comparisons with similar cases, provide the framework for using in other places and/or cases and stimulate the interest for further research. Full article
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Analysis of the Complex Causes of Death Accidents Due to Mobile Cranes Using a Modified MEPS Method: Focusing on South Korea
by Sanghyun Kim and Chankyu Kang
Sustainability 2022, 14(5), 2948; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14052948 - 3 Mar 2022
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The convenience and efficiency of mobile cranes are expanding their applicability in industrial sites, but fatal accidents continue to occur as their use increases. There were 56 cases in South Korea from 2015 to 2019, killing 59 workers. To accurately investigate the cause [...] Read more.
The convenience and efficiency of mobile cranes are expanding their applicability in industrial sites, but fatal accidents continue to occur as their use increases. There were 56 cases in South Korea from 2015 to 2019, killing 59 workers. To accurately investigate the cause of a fatal accident, accident investigation reports were used. Since they are used not only as the cause of the accident but also as a result of judicial treatment, only direct causes are mentioned. Thus, indirect causes in this study were separately analyzed to induce a complex cause analysis. The man-made, management, economic, physical, political, and social (MEPS) analysis method, developed by the National Institute of Disaster in South Korea, is a type of root cause analysis (RCA), used to derive the fundamental causes of various types of disasters, mainly social ones. The complex causes of fatal accidents were analyzed by applying a modified MEPS method to mobile cranes. The MEPS method investigated three categories, namely man-made, management, and physical factors, among six categories and a newly established level four, to find the root cause of fatal accidents. The analysis results showed that violations of procedures and regulations were the most frequent causes in the man-made factors. A lack of general and special safety education was the most common cause in the management factor, and the overturning, falling, and jamming of the mobile crane were the most frequent causes in the physical factor. Full article
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