Professional Safety Journal Call for Submissions


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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:

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in safety
  • 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
  • Self-driven electrical vehicles: Safety pros and cons of current and future workplace applications
  • Emerging artificial intelligence applications for OSH
  • Advancements in fall protection and addressing fall hazards
  • Managing environmental, social and governance (ESG)
  • Integrating human and organizational performance (HOP) into safety management, particularly how an organization implemented HOP, barriers encountered, recommendations
  • How employers motivate employees to actively participate in a safety program, especially given the current state of labor shortages and decreasing popularity of incentive programs
  • Implementing safety management systems for small- and medium-size organizations
  • Effects challenging OSH professionals regarding return to work in office/on the jobsite post COVID-19
  • Lessons learned regarding future pandemic preparation
  • Emergency standards (e.g., COVID-19, wildfire smoke) and the implications to employers/employees to stay compliant
  • Serious injury and fatality (SIF) programs
  • Environmental issues for OSH professionals
  • Security issues for OSH professionals
  • Health aspects of OSH
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Virtual OSHA appeals and conferences: Changes in the OSH regulatory/legal landscape
  • 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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