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Professional Safety Journal Call for Submissions


To serve our broad membership, Professional Safety articles span a wide range of topics. We aim to provide new information and best practices for OSH professionals — actionable guidance our readers can use.

Professional Safety, our flagship peer-reviewed journal, is read by our 36,000 members who span a broad range of industries in the U.S. and around the globe. Through our peer-reviewed feature articles, we aim to provide new information and best practices to OSH professionals — technical knowledge in safety developed through evidence-based information and on-the-job experience. Throughout our content, we strive to offer practical takeaway value and insight that our readers can apply to their own operations.

Call for Submissions

While the journal invites submissions on an ongoing basis, our Editorial Review Board encourages submissions to Professional Safety on a variety of specific topics of interest:

  • Incident investigations: early steps such as procedures, techniques, gathering evidence
  • Legal aspects of OSH (e.g., dealing with OSHA and plaintiff attorneys during an incident)
  • Worker well-being and psychological safety (e.g., developing a holistic approach; research around assessment tools; impact on safety culture in general; fitness for duty, issues that can promote potential error)
  • Team building and collaboration with employees for safety
  • Research on new/emerging hazard types
  • Advancements in risk assessment, identification
  • Considerations for balancing safety management systems and programs with corporate productivity goals
  • Emergency standards (e.g., heat stress, infectious disease, wildfire smoke) and the implications to employers/employees to stay compliant (e.g., what to do that’s realistic given regional climates)
  • Effectiveness of regulations or regulating safety
  • Safety implications of the revised NFPA 70B standard for electrical equipment maintenance
  • How safety data can be used to produce predictive analytics
  • New approaches to communicating the value of safety, gaining leadership buy-in
  • Understanding the safety impacts of and adapting to shifts in the workforce, work arrangements, and worker expectations
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in safety (e.g., managing safety in a workplace with employees who speak different languages; managing safety when employees have differing cultural backgrounds)
  • Advancements in technology, novel approaches for using it, effects on workplace safety (e.g., research on safety applications of virtual reality, safety pros and cons of self-driving/autonomous vehicles, emerging artificial intelligence applications for OSH)
  • Advancements in fall protection and addressing fall hazards
  • Implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) for safety professionals
  • Integrating human and organizational performance (HOP) into safety management, particularly how an organization implemented HOP, barriers encountered, recommendations
  • Implementing safety management systems for small- and medium-size organizations
  • Serious injury and fatality (SIF) programs
  • Environmental issues for OSH professionals
  • Security issues for OSH professionals
  • Health aspects of OSH
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Changes in the OSH regulatory/legal landscape (e.g., virtual OSHA appeals and conferences)
  • New federal OSHA powered industrial truck standard
  • Lead exposure in the construction industry
  • Resilience in process safety management (PSM)
  • Implementing competency-based safety training
  • Business skills to help OSH professionals connect with executives (e.g., communicating organizational change, data analysis, negotiation, economic principles, addressing the media, influencing people)

Potential authors should refer to the key expectations outlined in our submission guidelines when developing a manuscript for peer-reviewed consideration.


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