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European technology platform on industrial safety (ETPIS), a vision to gain safety for a sustainable industry growth

Abstract : The paper that will be presented is an extract of the Strategic Research Agenda of the European Technology Platform Industrial Safety (ETPIS). It is a result of a collective work made by researchers from organisations that consider industrial safety as a strategic issue for the sustainable growth of the European Industry. The list of the main organisations involved in the ETPIS, that participate in the preparation and endorse this text is available at The paper will describe the rationale, the scope and the organisation of the initiative. It will insist on the structuration and the organisation of a Strategic Research Agenda prepared by more than 150 organisations concerned by industrial safety. In particular, the analysis of the broader situation, regarding industry and safety interactions and issues, led the ETPIS members to propose a RTD strategy that focuses on 6 major challenges. These have been identified wherever there is a clear need to develop basic knowledge in safety sciences. - Developing new risk assessment and risk management methods addressing the complexity of industrial systems - Improving methods and technologies to reduce risks at work and to prevent major accidents - Understanding the impact of human and organisational factors in risk control - Improving knowledge transfer to industry and in particular SMEs, education and training activities - Understanding emergent risks and cross-cutting risk & safety issues - Structural safety. Some industrial stakes are not concerning only one industrial sector, and should also take the knowledge and expertise from several Focus Group. To enable the mobilisation of the critical mass and attract the interested sectors, the TP has decided to create the concept of research HUB.A research HUB is a group of interest aiming at exchanging knowledge and launching projects after having defined a specific research agenda. The research HUB will take benefice from the Focus Groups and mobilise the interested industries. The first research HUB of the TP on Industrial Safety is the NANO-SAFETY HUB addressing the safety issue of nano-technologies and nano-materials.
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Olivier Salvi, Richard Gowland. European technology platform on industrial safety (ETPIS), a vision to gain safety for a sustainable industry growth. 12. International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industry, May 2007, Edimbourg, United Kingdom. pp.7. ⟨ineris-00976187⟩



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