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