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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
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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 (Hardback)

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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.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesIndustrial relations & safetyOccupational / industrial health & safetyTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyEngineering: general Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 18/09/2017 ISBN-13: 9781138037960  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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 Jorgensen 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.

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