Accident prevention activity and accident experience in the Republic of Korea military - Kim HJ, Oh SY, Choi DW, Won SY, Kim HJ, Ko SC, Woo SY, Park EC.
INTRODUCTION: According to data released by the Korea National Statistical Office, the number of accidents has been decreasing since 2012. However, a considerable number of deaths related to safety accidents (23-46 deaths) are still reported annually. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Caroline Thomas obituary
My wife, Caroline Thomas, who has died aged 79 of cancer, was an applied psychologist who worked on safety and accident prevention, championing the role of consumers in the development of standards.Known professionally as Caroline Warne, she played a pivotal role in consumer safety and accident prevention over six decades, beginning with research into industrial and household accidents, and culminating in her chairing the consumer policy committee of the International Standards Organization (ISO). She was appointed OBE in 2005.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Godfrey Thomas Tags: Civil service Psychology Source Type: news

Analysis of work-related accidents and ill-health in Brazil since the introduction of the accident prevention factor - Shimizu HE, Bezerra JC, Arantes LJ, Merch án-Hamann E, Ramalho W.
BACKGROUND: Since 2004, Brazil has had a national policy for occupational health and safety. This policy means companies' tax burden is altered according to the numbers of work-related accidents and ill-health amongst their workers. In 2010, a multiplicati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Accident prevention, detection and reporting for two wheeler safety system - Kalyanaraman B, Choudhary S, Singh M, Kumar D.
This paper manages the improvement of a security framework which is coordinated with the keen protective cap and shrewd bicycle to lessen mishaps and other alcoholic and drive cases for bikes. Here weight sensor and the accelerometer sensor checks whether ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Kerosene heater fire accident prevention by fool-proof design: consideration of safety design effective for reduction of kerosene leakage fire accident due to misuse by elderly people - Kawaguchi N, Fukuda T.
The proportion of elderly people aged 65 and over who died in house fire accidents reached 73% of all ages in 2017. Prevention of accidents due to "Misuse or Inadvertent Usage" by the elderly, which is the primary cause of fires, is an important issue. In ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Road accident prevention model involving two-wheeled vehicles - Grushetsky S, Brylev I, Evtukov S, Pushkarev A.
Recently, in Russia, it has become relevant to conduct "audits of black spots". It is a type of an independent audit and evaluation of the traffic safety level in the location under survey, determination of patterns in road accident causes and correspondin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

During COVID-19, which is more effective in work accident prevention behavior of healthcare professionals: safety awareness or fatalism perception? - Ünal.
This study aims to determ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The time-to-failure assessment of large crude oil storage tank exposed to pool fire - Wu Z, Hou L, Wu S, Wu X, Liu F.
In large crude oil tank farm, fire is a major primary event in domino effects according to past accidents. The quantitative risk assessment of domino fire accident is a key issue for the accident prevention of large storage tank farm. The most widely used ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Methodology and mobile application for driver behavior analysis and accident prevention - Kashevnik A, Lashkov I, Gurtov A.
This paper presents a methodology and mobile application for driver monitoring, analysis, and recommendations based on detected unsafe driving behavior for accident prevention using a personal smartphone. For the driver behavior monitoring, the smartphone'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Modeling the causes-effect relationships among major accident predictors based on a fuzzy multi-criteria decision-making method - Mohammadfam I, Aliabadi MM, Soltanian AR, Mahdinia M.
BACKGROUND: Finding the best practices for accident prevention is possible by identifying the influential factors affecting accident occurrence and their interactions as well as implementing corrective actions for the root cause factors. OBJECTIVE: Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Survival analysis of accident occurrence after traffic violation - Hsu TP, Chang MW, Wen KL.
Traffic enforcement is expected to affect accident prevention. The relationship between traffic violation and traffic accident needs to be investigated. In this paper, through the combination of national traffic violation record database, national traffic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Integrated Accident Prevention Detection and Response System (IAPDRS) - Upadhyay V, Gupta S, Chaturvedi S, Singh D.
The Vehicle Industry is ascending with enduring development throughout the world. Hence, there is a high plausibility of growth in individuals getting their vehicles. Although various well-being measures are being utilized to make the framework of the vehi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Coupling models of road tunnel traffic, ventilation and evacuation - Luin B, Petelin S.
As road tunnel accidents can result in numerous fatalities and injuries, attention must be paid to accident prevention and management. To address this issue, use of integrated tunnel model for system evaluation and training of road tunnel operators on comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Accident prevention and traffic control by otsu method and Haar-cascade hand detector - Suma KG, Sunitha G, Avanija J.
The rapid development of economy and continuous improvement of people's purchase ability in every country, purchasing the motor vehicles is increasing rapidly, so as the traffic accidents and accident death rate, which says the road traffic situation in ev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Preventing shipping accidents: past, present, and future of waterway risk management with Baltic Sea focus - Kulkarni K, Goerlandt F, Li J, Banda OV, Kujala P.
Various national maritime authorities and international organizations show strong interest to implement risk management processes to decision making for shipping accident prevention in waterway areas. There is a recurring need for approaches, models, and t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Characteristics of hazardous chemical accidents during hot season in China from 1989 to 2019: a statistical investigation - Wang B, Li D, Wu C.
Because high temperature is one of the main causes of hazardous chemical accidents, these accidents frequently occur in China during hot season (from June to September). Understanding the historical accidents is important for accident prevention and risk m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A bibliometric analysis and systematic review of shipboard decision support systems for accident prevention - Gil M, Wr óbel K, Montewka J, Goerlandt F.
Maritime transport faces new safety-related challenges resulting from constantly increasing traffic density, along with increasing dimensions of ships. Consequently, the number of new concepts related to Decision Support Systems (DSSs) supporting safe ship... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Crane safety standards: problem analysis and safety assurance planning - Im S, Park D.
This study examines crane-related current legislation in South Korea, extracting existing relevant safety standards, analyzing problems within the extracted safety standards, and proposing improvement measures for accident prevention. The present study con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Feasibility evaluation of designated quantities for chemicals requiring preparation for accidents in the Korean Chemical Accident Prevention System - Ahn MS, Lee HE, Cheon KS, Joo HG, Ochang Chemical Safety Community, Son BS.
To prevent chemical accidents, the United States (US), the European Union (EU), and the Republic of Korea operate legal systems, such as risk management plans (RMP) and process safety management (PSM), to prevent chemical accidents inside and outside the w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Impact of regional laws on firework accident prevention - Sebasti án Cuevas FJ, Lázaro Carreño MI, Barrés Fernández A, Noguera Carrasco S, Angelats Romero CM.
La importancia de los accidentes en la infancia viene determinada tanto por su elevada frecuencia como por las potenciales consecuencias sobre la salud, siendo la primera causa de muerte en ni ños mayores de un año1, 2. La familia, los educadores y el... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Human factors analysis for maritime accidents based on a dynamic fuzzy Bayesian network - Qiao W, Liu Y, Ma X, Liu Y.
Human factors are widely regarded to be highly contributing factors to maritime accident prevention system failures. The conventional methods for human factor assessment, especially quantitative techniques, such as fault trees and bow-ties, are static and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Major accident prevention illustrated by hydrocarbon leak case studies: a comparison between Brazilian and Norwegian offshore functional petroleum safety regulatory approaches - Almeida AG, Vinnem JE.
Despite laws, regulations, or risk management tools designed to avoid loss events, a hydrocarbon leak (HCL) in an offshore oil and gas platform11Also mentioned in this paper as 'offshore platform' or 'platform'. is a major hazard event that reveals failure... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Improvement on design and manufacture of bus based on traffic accident prevention - Xiaoyun Z, Dongming Z, Xiaobo Y, Xinyi H.
In some typical bus accidents, the causes of passenger injury have presented some common characteristics, which makes it necessary to improve the design of bus. In general, bus traffic accidents can be divided into two typical forms: emergency braking and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Aviation safety vs. Medical confidentiality: disclosure of health information for accident prevention and investigation - Schuite JM.
INTRODUCTION: In this article an analysis is made of existing legal provisions and policies regarding medical confidentiality and the use of medical information on pilots, for the reporting of unfit pilots and for accident and incident investigation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Unintentional injuries in childhood and adolescence-prevalence, locations, and mechanisms : results from KiGGS Wave  2 and trends - Saß AC, Kuhnert R, Gutsche J.
BACKGROUND: Unintentional injuries are one of the most common health problems in childhood and adolescence. Information on the distribution and variation of accident prevalence is an important basis for accident prevention. The second follow-up survey of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Automated driving cuts the future - Kamata M.
There are strong expectations for automated driving. Whether the purpose is accident prevention or driver shortage, it is technically difficult to move fully automatically anywhere, and it is also difficult to establish business potential and merchantabili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Smart signal control system for accident prevention and arterial speed harmonization under connected vehicle environment - Yang XT, Chang GL, Zhang Z, Li PT.
The intent of this paper is to develop a system that can integrate connected vehicle (CV) data and traffic sensor information to concurrently address the need to improve urban arterial safety and mobility. Under the mixed traffic pattern of CVs and human-d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Characteristics of awareness and behavior of medical staff for prevention of falling accidents among inpatients - Kinoshita M, Takeda H, Yamada C, Kumagai T, Kakamu T, Hidaka T, Masuishi Y, Endo S, Hashimoto S, Fukushima T.
The purpose of this study is to clarify the characteristics of awareness and behavior for falling accident prevention according to medical profession. We used a questionnaire called "Self-Evaluation of Awareness and Behavior for Falling Accident Prevention... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Blinking ground lights developed to ensure pedestrian traffic safety
(National Research Council of Science& Technology) The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT, President Seung Heon Han) has announced the development of its 'next-generation pedestrian traffic accident prevention system.' The system induces motor vehicles approaching crosswalks to reduce their speed, thereby reducing pedestrians' traffic accidents. In particular, it is effective in ensuring the safety of pedestrians using smartphones, the elderly and people with cognitive impairment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tests with bicycle helmets with and without MIPS :: Tests mit Fahrradhelmen mit und ohne MIPS - Isler P, Schmitt KU, Murri R, Br ügger O.
Objectives On behalf of the bfu – Swiss Council for Accident Prevention, Dynamic Test Center AG investigated the advantages and disadvantages of MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) in bicycle helmets with regard to head impact in the event... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Capacity building measures for chemical accident prevention and preparedness: benchmark of EU neighbourhood countries - Baranzini D, Wood M, Krausmann E, Van Wijk L.
The purpose of this study is to review and present the contribution of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission to the development of a new methodological approach for measuring the effective capacity of national programmes aimed at reducing th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

A novel framework for road traffic risk assessment with HMM-based prediction model - Zheng X, Zhang D, Gao H, Zhao Z, Huang H, Wang J.
Over the past decades, there has been significant research effort dedicated to the development of intelligent vehicles and V2X systems. This paper proposes a road traffic risk assessment method for road traffic accident prevention of intelligent vehicles. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Mine safety assessment based on basic event importance: grey relational analysis and bow tie model - Xu Q, Xu K, Li L, Yao X.
Safety assessments are a crucial first step in preventing coal and gas outburst accidents. The main purpose of this study was to create a new accident prevention technique using a novel safety assessment method based on fault tree basic event importance, g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A combined approach for the analysis of large occupational accident databases to support accident-prevention decision making - Comberti L, Demichela M, Baldissone G.
Occupational accidents are commonly collected in large databases by National Workers Compensation Authorities and companies' safety and prevention teams. The analysis of the data can be difficult because the database elements are characterized by many para... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

A system dynamics view of a behavior-based safety program in the construction industry - Guo BHW, Goh YM, Le Xin Wong K.
Behavior-based safety (BBS) has received significant attention in the construction industry during the past decades. Ample evidence suggests that BBS is an effective accident prevention strategy. Past BBS literature is dominated by successful case studies,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Happy-anger emotions classifications from electrocardiogram signal for automobile driving safety and awareness - Minhad KN, Ali SHM, Reaz MBI.
Developing a system to monitor the physical and psychological states of a driver and alert the driver is essential for accident prevention. Inspired by the advances in wireless communication systems and automatic emotional expression analysis using biologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Pedestrian behaviour of 6th grade Estonian students: implications of social factors and accident-prevention education at school - Holm A, Jaani J, Eensoo D, Piks ööt J.
Children as pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable groups of road users. Therefore factors associated with risky pedestrian behaviour should be carefully studied. The aim of this article is to clarify how the traffic behaviour of 6th grade students as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Mauritius:Meeting On Accident Prevention in Radiotherapy to Be Held in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold a meeting in Mauritius in April 2018 on Accident Prevention in Radiotherapy within the framework of the project "RAF9059 Strengthening Member State Technical Capabilities in Medical Radiation Protection in compliance with requirements of the new International Basic Safety Standards". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Development and validation of a safety attitude scale for coal miners in China - Wu X, Yin W, Wu C, Li Y.
Safety attitude is of vital importance to accident prevention, and the high accident rate in the coal mining industry makes it urgent to undertake research on coal miners' safety attitude. However, the current literature still lacks a valid and reliable sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Job safety analysis and hazard identification for work accident prevention in para rubber wood sawmills in southern Thailand - Thepaksorn P, Thongjerm S, Incharoen S, Siriwong W, Harada K, Koizumi A.
OBJECTIVE: We utilized job safety analysis (JSA) and hazard identification for work accident prevention in Para rubber wood sawmills, which aimed to investigate occupational health risk exposures and assess the health hazards at sawmills in the Trang Provi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

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