Prevention of Accidents at Work : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017), October 3-6, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic book cover
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Prevention of Accidents at Work
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017), October 3-6, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

ISBN 9781138037960
Published September 21, 2017 by CRC Press
394 Pages

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Prevention of Accidents at Work collects papers presented at the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on October 3-6, 2017, organized by the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. The conference on current issues within occupational safety is organized under the umbrella of ( is an international network of decision-makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents and trauma at work. The network aims to bring accident prevention experts together in order to facilitate the exchange of experience, new findings and best practices between different countries and sectors. is supported by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).
The overall theme is safety management complexity in a changing society, with the motto: Do we need a holistic approach? Underlying topics include: Foundations of safety science: theories,  principles, methods and tools; Research to practice: achievements, lessons learned and challenges; Risk management and safety culture: case studies, best practices and further needs; Safety regulation: reasonable practicable approach; Education and training: prerequisite for safety; Complexity and safety: multidisciplinarity and inter-stakeholder views.

Prevention of Accidents at Work should be valuable to researchers, policy makers, safety professionals, labor inspectors, labor administrators and other experts in the prevention of occupational accidents.

Table of Contents

Foundations of safety science: Theories, principles, methods and tools

Understanding (organizational) practices in safety research: Proximity versus distance and some research implications
T.E. Evjemo

A multi-perspective account of safety (MUPSY)
R. Rosness, R.K. Tinmannsvik & T.K. Haavik

Influence of temperature and surroundings humidity on scaffolding work comfort
I. Szer, J. Szer, P. Cyniak & E. Błazik-Borowa

Two different qualitative cyberneticians: Barry Turner and Jens Rasmussen
P. Waterson & J.C. Le Coze

“Tough Love”: Unpacking the dynamics of Turner’s stage 6 (cultural readjustment)
M. Whitehead, G.T. Jun & P.E. Waterson

Developments in analysis of severe adverse events in healthcare—policy and practice in Norway
S. Wiig & G.S. Braut

From safety to cyber security: New organizational challenges in Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
A. Zanutto

Research to practice: Achievements, lessons learned and challenges

Epidemiologic and temporal trends of work-related injuries in expatriate workers in a high-income rapidly developing country: Evidence for preventive programs
R.J. Consunji, A. Mehmood, N. Hirani, A. El-Menyar, A. Abeid, A. Hyder, M. Mollazehi, H. Al-Thani & R. Peralta

Ensuring contract worker safety in complex organizational systems
J. Hayes, D. Paterno, E. Eleftheriadis & S. Tepe

Potential safety influences of communication and language difficulties at sea: A comparison of vessels with and without multinational crews
T.-O. Navestad

Working conditions, fatigue and safety in Norwegian maritime transport
T.-O. Navestad & R.O. Phillips

Reducing risk amongst those driving during work
M.J.M. Sullman

Risk management and safety culture: Case studies, best practices and further needs

Mandatory OHS management is mostly an ineffective ‘side-car’ because employers delegate it away to un-empowered line managers
K. Frick

Safety culture in a shipping company. Evidence from two surveys 13 years apart
J.I. Havold, G. Mustafa & N. Ashraf

From traditional occupational safety work to systematic leisure time safety promoting
T. Hyytinen & J. Kivistö-Rahnasto

HSEQ assessment audit tool—consistency analysis of expert audits
H. Jounila, N. Cajander, A. Reiman, J. Latva-Ranta & S. Väyrynen

Capturing lessons learnt from an accident investigation to improve the management of geological hazards in construction
U. Kjellén & O.I. Dalen

Road safety culture among HGV drivers in Norway and Greece: Why do Greek HGV drivers commit more aggressive violations in traffic?
T.-O. Navestad, R.O. Phillips, A. Laiou & G. Yannis

Improving occupational safety in in-house logistics with the aid of digital measures
P. Perttula, H. Ratilainen & V. Puro

Chemical hazard risk in emergency services
A. Prieto-Sanchez, J.A. Del Moral-Jimenez, L. Reyes-Goldsmith, S. Esteban-Pastor, F. Aguilar-Fernandez & M.T. Lanza-Guerricagoitia

Measures for preventing violence in emergency departments
J. Pulkkinen, S. Anttila, J. Kivistö-Rahnasto & J. Vasara

Safety culture assurance by auditing in a nuclear power plant construction project
T. Reiman & K. Viitanen

What kind of prevention cultures are prevailing? Typical dialogues on occupational safety and health in German companies
B. Schmitt-Howe

Translation of a safety culture training program from one industry context to another
R.O. Skotnes, K.A. Holte & P. Kines

The safety culture award competition in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
I. Slovackova

A model for managing OHS in Finnish vocational training and education provider organisations
S. Tappura, J. Pulkkinen & J. Kivistö-Rahnasto

Promoting a positive safety culture in the maritime industry by applying the Safety-II perspective
A.M. Teperi, V. Puro & J. Lappalainen

Applying Pareto approach in the prevention of occupational accidents in cement industry—a case study at Holcim Vietnam
X.T. Thai & P. Kučera

Patterns of safety. Overarching results and conclusions from a comparative study of safety in the Swedish and Danish construction industry—SveDan
M. Törner, K.J. Nielsen, J. Dyreborg, M. Grill, R. Grytnes, C.D. Hansen, P. Kines & A. Pousette

Prevention cultures and OSH interventions—European experiences with implementing the zero accident vision (and its potentials for health and wellbeing at work)
G.I.J.M. Zwetsloot

Safety regulation: Reasonable practicable approach

Dialogue in asymmetrical power relations—modern safety regulation?
U. Forseth & R. Rosness

The future of health and safety legislation and the role of different stakeholders in occupational safety and health legislation
O. Nicolaidou, C.M. Varianou & G. Boustras

Fire safety regulation in practice: Challenges and achievements
M. Sousa, C. Fernandes, C. Ribeiro & R. Aguia

Responsive regulation: Influencing WHS improvement in a high-risk industry
P. Thorning, G. Phillips, V. Thomson & K. Bow

Critical analysis on occupational safety and hygiene law and its implementation—a case study of Vietnam’s rubber industry
T.N.S. Tran & A. Bernatík

Managing safety-related compliance in differing market areas
J. Vasara & J. Kivistö-Rahnasto

Education and training: Prerequisite for safety

Occupational safety and health and environmental safety criticalities depending on geo-economic areas: A focus on mining and quarrying activities
M. Bo, P. Fargione, L. Maida & F. Pognant

Integrating safety into mainstream education and professional and vocational training
J.N. Coudounaris

An experience of university education on occupational safety and health at Politecnico di Torino
E. De Cillis, P. Fargione, L. Maida & M. Patrucco

What role do OHS professionals play in the construction of industrial safety?
F. Guennoc, C. Chauvin & J.C. Le Coze

Education and training. Pre-requisite for safety
J. Jansz

Bridging the divide—OHS and process safety
T. Kerin

Traditional learning vs virtual learning in maintenance operations: Thoughts and reflections from a safety perspective
A. Martinetti & K. ‘t Hart

Training plan for volunteers in H&S
A. Prieto-Sanchez, F. Aguilar-Fernandez, L. Reyes-Goldsmith, M. Marcos-Alonso, S. Esteban-Pastor & M.T. Lanza-Guerricagoitia

Safety training parks—a case study on the effectiveness of the trainings
T. Räsänen, E. Sormunen, A. Reiman, S. Väyrynen, L. Moller Pedersen & O. Airaksinen

A concept for developing safety leadership competencies of the managers
R. Tengvall, S. Tappura & J. Kivistö-Rahnasto

Monitoring of lighting in a school classroom
I. Tureková, D. Lukáčová & G. Bánesz

Biorhythm for injury prevention and safety awareness in VET: An Indian case study
P.D. Ukhlikar, V. Dhole, A.B. Dadas & R. Balapure

Complexity and safety: Multidisciplinarity and inter-stakeholder view

Responses to institutional complexity associated with safety requirements in a large nuclear industry project
N. Gotcheva, K. Aaltonen & J. Kujala

Some results of a modern approach to the occupational safety and health problems
L. Maida, E. De Cillis & P. Fargione

Situation and factors of aggressive behavior against railway station staff in Japan surveyed through passengers’ perceptions
Y. Okada, Y. Miyachi, F. Kikuchi, A. Murakoshi & N. Hatakeyama

“Healthy workplaces for all ages”—age related changes and occupational health and safety
C.M. Varianou, O. Nicolaidou & G. Boustras

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Prof. Ales Bernatik, the Vice-Dean for international and social affairs of Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, is a doctor in Methodology for Industrial Risk Assessment and graduated in Environmental Protection, professor in 2015. He has a great experience in risk analysis of industrial accidents, environmental consultancy at the Regional EIA Centre, and now is in charge of research and education in the area of major-accident prevention.

Dr. Lucie Kocurkova is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB-TUO. She finished her PhD in the field of fire protection and industrial safety in 2013. She has been working in occupational safety and health (OSH) and chemical safety over the last 8 years. Her research interests are focused on occupational and environmental aerosol exposure assessment. She is a member of the Czech Aerosol Society. She acts as an adviser to the Czech technical normalization committees for assessment of workplace exposure and nanotechnology. She is the guarantor of several courses on OSH at the faculty.

Dr. Kirsten Jørgensen is Associated Professor Emeritus for accident prevention, theories and analyses, for analysis of failure in production, construction etc. with focus on quality control and for safety management and risk management. She has great experience in accident registering, analysis and prevention as well as the use of such information for risk evaluation. She has work both nationally and internationally in many projects and has been adviser and expert in projects for EU, ILO, all east European countries, The Netherlands, as well as in large companies in Denmark. She has had special focus on what you can call minor accidents which in fact has high consequences both in numbers as well in fatalities, disablements and sick leave.