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Construction accident narrative classification: an evaluation of text mining techniques - Goh YM, Ubeynarayana CU.
Learning from past accidents is fundamental to accident prevention. Thus, accident and near miss reporting are encouraged by organizations and regulators. However, for organizations managing large safety databases, the time taken to accurately classify acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Injury prevention in the WHO South-East Asia region, 2005-2015: from policy to practice (Safety-2016 abstract #201) - Santikarn C.
Background Several WHO resolutions on injury prevention were adopted since 1966 and several UN resolutions on road safety were adopted since 2003. The WHO South- East Asia (SEA) Regional committee resolution on accident prevention and trauma care was adopt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The Finnish defence forces traffic accident prevention program "S ärmänä Liikenteessä" ("Be Sharp in Traffic") (Safety-2016 abstract #874) - Tuominen P, Ryynänen T.
Background (250) Young men aged 15-24 have two-fold risk for lethal accidents compared to general population. Typical accidents are speeding and lack of safety belt. Often driver is intoxicated and accident happens at night, during weekends and during summ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Examining factors that influence the existence of Heinrich's safety triangle using site-specific H & S data from more than 25,000 establishments - Yorio PL, Moore SM.
In the 1930s, Heinrich established one of the most prominent and enduring accident prevention theories when he concluded that high severity occupational safety and health (OSH) incidents are preceded by numerous lower severity incidents and near misses. Se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Public transportation development and traffic accident prevention in Indonesia - Soehodho S.
Traffic accidents have long been known as an iceberg for comprehending the discrepancies of traffic management and entire transportation systems. Figures detailing traffic accidents in Indonesia, as is the case in many other countries, show significantly h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Making workplaces safer: the influence of organisational climate and individual differences on safety behaviour - Toppazzini MA, Wiener KKK.
Current work health and safety practices focus predominately on fostering a safety climate to promote safety behaviours and reduce workplace accidents. Despite the importance of safety climates in accident prevention, recent research has demonstrated that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Characteristics of motorcycle crashes of food delivery workers -
This study aims to understand the motorcycle accident characteristics of food delivery workers and to present basic guidelines on accident prevention through accident. Background: It is known that food delivery workers have a high ratio of s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Students teach children to stay safe at home -
Primary school children in Greater Manchester have been learning accident-prevention skills with the help of nursing students from the University of Salford. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Unintentional injuries: prevention in children under 5 years
This guidance, produced in association with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), is for all staff working with children under 5 years and covers the 5 injury priorities: choking, suffocation and strangulation; falls; burns and scalds; poisoning; and drowning. The guidance also covers fire and roads. Each injury priority includes data for England, actions for health professionals and safety messages for parents and carers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Designing system reforms: using a systems approach to translate incident analyses into prevention strategies - Goode N, Read GJ, van Mulken MR, Clacy A, Salmon PM.
Advocates of systems thinking approaches argue that accident prevention strategies should focus on reforming the system rather than on fixing the "broken components." However, little guidance exists on how organizations can translate incident data into pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Childhood accident prevention: an obligation for the perioperative nurse? - Voepel-Lewis T.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Hybrid RFID system for driver assistant and active road accident prevention - Yang H, Yang S.
Driver error and reaction is one of the major causes of road accidents. In-vehicle driver behaviour warning system can help to prevent a significant number of road accidents. However, current technologies struggle to provide satisfactory performance for th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Major accident prevention decision-making: a large-scale survey-based analysis - van Nunen K, Reniers G, Ponnet K, Cozzani V.
Decision-making under risk and uncertainty is not straightforward. This paper investigates how people make decisions when they need to choose between prevention and production investments and the decision involves risks and uncertainties that could have ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Resident and Fellow Section: 2016 AMA Annual Meeting highlights
The AMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) welcome reception, held Thursday was a great success. More than 150 residents, fellows and medical students attended the event. Attendees took advantage of the opportunity to network with peers, and attendees also offered guidance to medical students on their upcoming transition to residency and becoming members of the AMA-RFS. Education sessions On Friday David Shulkin, MD, undersecretary of health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, discussed how the VA is influencing American medicine during the largest transformation in its history. He shared opportunities for how young p...
Source: AMA Wire - June 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Major accident prevention through applying safety knowledge management approach - Kalatpour O.
OBJECTIVE: Many scattered resources of knowledge are available to use for chemical accident prevention purposes. The common approach to management process safety, including using databases and referring to the available knowledge has some drawbacks. The ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Prevention of road crashes in Iran - Hosseini T.
Without any doubt, road safety (RS) needs a precise planning in road accident prevention. RS effects on different fields of the life. Therefore, response to this need in order to promote the RS as well as to save more lives is the most asset in each countr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Accidents on board merchant ships. Suggestions based on Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM) experience - Napoleone P.
BACKGROUND: This statistical study was performed to find out the occurrence of accidents on board ships assisted by Centro Internazionale Radio Medico (CIRM) during the years 2010-2015, with the aim of providing suggestions in accident prevention, based on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Railway accident prevention and infrastructure protection - El-Koursi EM, Bruyelle JL.
Railway accident prevention and protection are a key part of a wider picture of transport safety. The rail sector thus needs to improve its knowledge of trespassing and suicide, including at level crossing, in order to work out suitable responses by analyz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A study on institutional improvement for military accident prevention - focusing on the reserve forces's firearms accidents - Shin KW.
The purpose of this study is to review the Reserve forces's outline, progress and related to the offender's types and characteristics of depressive disorder, look at the Reserve forces's the organization and formation process and the Reserve forces's armed... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Accident prevention in agriculture in the ASL1 Abruzzo Local Health Service: protection facilities for tractors - Pompei D, Rossi R, Vecchiola R, Angelone AM, Fabiani L.
BACKGROUND: The ASL1 workplace prevention and safety service in Abruzzo has been conducting workplace inspections on agricultural and livestock farms in the province of L'Aquila since 2011, mainly in the areas of Avezzano, Sulmona and L'Aquila. The agricul... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Road accident prevention with instant emergency warning message dissemination in vehicular ad-hoc network - P G, P G.
A Road Accident Prevention (RAP) scheme based on Vehicular Backbone Network (VBN) structure is proposed in this paper for Vehicular Ad-hoc Network (VANET). The RAP scheme attempts to prevent vehicles from highway road traffic accidents and thereby reduces ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Accident-prevention initiative needed for children under five - Lipley N.
The government is being urged to implement a nationwide programme to relieve pressure on emergency departments (EDs) by preventing accidental injuries to under-fives. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Spatio-temporal accident analysis for accident prevention in relation to behavioral factors in driving: The case of South Anatolian Motorway - Kaygisiz, Düzgün, Yildiz A, Senbil M.
The objective of this paper is to utilize accident hotspots to anal... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

P.A.R.T.Y. an initiative for more risk awareness among young road users - Brockamp T, Koenen P, Mutschler M, Probst C, Bouillon B, Schmucker U.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Accident prevention strategies aim to inform young people about risk-taking behavior and the consequences of trauma. The Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) program is an accident prevention program that... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Safety Directors Keep Eye On Construction Sites
Contractors, builders and construction executives say accident prevention keeps costs and accidents down at work sites. Having a safety director on a job site could help prevent worker injuries, said Richard Hedgecock, the executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors Arkansas, the state's largest commercial construction trade association. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 20, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Assessing major accident risks to support land-use planning using a severity-vulnerability combination method: a case study in Dagushan Peninsula, China - Ma S, Zhang S, Yu C, Zheng H, Song G, Semakula HM, Chai Y.
This article aims at proposing a method to ass... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan and How We Are by Vincent Deary – review
Stuck in a rut? Imprisoned by habit? Two major books offer insights into how to be happy and when to make a major life changeA few years ago, in a survey conducted by an accident prevention charity, 80% of respondents admitted to going through life on autopilot: arriving at the end of a car journey with no memory of driving there, buying the same item twice without realising, even turning up at the office on a day off. The other 20% must have been lying or deluded. (Or just answering the survey on autopilot, perhaps?) To an unnerving extent – made clearer by ongoing research – we're all creatures of habit, spen...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Burkeman Tags: Science and nature Psychology Books Culture Source Type: news