Call for Authors
The Interface of Safety and Security Series
Series Editor: George Boustras
The aim of this new book series is to provide the scientific and professional communities with a series of textbooks that will become reference material for the area. More and more security related issues occur, either in a large scale (Paris, Brussels, Nice etc) or in a smaller scale (various knife attacks in Israel, lone wolves etc). Radicalization, Cyber-attacks, CBRN (e.g. dirty bombs) create a complex security environment. These are emerging risks that have an impact on infrastructure as well as the occupational environment and the employee. At the same time, safety related issues are highly affected by the ongoing economic slowdown and its byproducts (increased occupational psychosocial issues – based on the latest EU OSHA ESENER results). Safety in the occupational environment, safety systems and competent authorities are the first victims of austerity and the financial crisis.
At the moment, safety science (stereotypes, metaphors, perceptions) still revolve around the basic narrative that stems from the industrial revolution. In this context, it becomes obvious that safety is becoming dependent on security. A new scientific domain emerges in the interface between security and safety.
It is obvious from the above that a new set of social conditions that affect the workplace and the employee are created. A new set of conditions that are more complex and dynamic than before. A new set that brings closer safety and security and creates a new narrative. Areas that will be affected (and in a ways illustrate potential books in the series) are safety management, safety communication, human factors, emerging threats stemming from security, critical infrastructure protection, risk assessment / management / communication etc).
We welcome submissions – relevant to this narrative – in the areas of: safety management, safety communication, human factors, emerging threats stemming from security, critical infrastructure protection, risk assessment / management / communication.