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Vol. XXXII, No.3

  • The ESG and the Multi-Employer Worksite: Protecting Workers and Best Practices in Construction  |   David Gilkey and Lorri Birkenbuel
  • Sustainable Tobacco Production Assessment: Navigating Environmental, Social, and Economic Dimensions for Responsible Practices  |  Venugopala Rao
  • Navigating Uncharted Waters: The Disruption and Resilience of Elective Surgery Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lebanon  |  Hayat Akoum, Elias M. Choueiri, and Hikmat Akoum
  • Lessons Learned from the Styrene Gas Leak at LG Polymers: Enhancing Industrial Safety, Regulatory Compliance, and Community Resilience!  |  Jayandran Mohan
  • Integrating STEM Education and Occupational Health and Safety: A Comprehensive Approach for Effective Learning!  |  Mireille B. Choueiri and Elias M. Choueiri


Vol. XXXII, No. 2

  • The application of portable air cleaners in spaces occupied by vulnerable people during wildfire events  |  Layne Willis, Julie Hart, Raja Nagisetty, Clay Comstock, David Gilkey, and Daniel Autenrieth
  • Tactical exercises and verification of the effectiveness of crisis planning in the Moravian-Silesian Region. A case study from the Czech Republic  |  Ivana Kabarová, Pavel Danihelka, Lenka Schreiberová, and Kristýna Vavrečková
  • Emergencies, preparedness, and management: a case study of Nigeria  |  Gospel Effiong Isangadighi and Jessica Augustine Udeh
  • The integration of behavior-based safety (BBS) as a company value is advocated!  |  Harbans Lal and E.M. Choueiri
  • Introduction to STEM education and road safety: an overview  |  E.M. Choueiri and M.B. Choueiri

Vol. XXXII, No. 1

  • Medical inpatient facilities’ susceptibility within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Case study of the Czech Republic!   |   Ivana Kabarová, Pavel Danihelka, Lenka Schreiberová, and Kristýna Vavrečková
  • From truck driver to systems engineer: transforming the human contribution   |   Todd Pascoe, Shirley McGough, and Janis Jansz
  • A Cross-Sectional Study to Assess the Adult Lebanese Population’s Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Annual Influenza Vaccination   |   Joseph Tannous, Noha Rachwan, Hayat Akoum, Elias Choueiri, and Hikmat Akoum
  • Strengthening a positive safety culture despite underlying fear and peer pressure!   |   Harbans Lal
  • Assessing Workplace Culture and Organizational Influencers   |   Michael Brown and Teresa Bateman



Vol. XXXI, No. 4

  • Perspectives on child labor in the Arab World and Lebanon!  |  Elias M. Choueiri and Mireille B. Choueiri
  • The experiences of mineworkers interacting with driverless trucks: risks, trust and teamwork   |   Todd Pascoe, Shirley McGough, and Janis Jansz
  • Safety Training in Construction: Do Toolbox Trainings Work?   |   Nicole O’Connell, David P. Gilkey, Lorri Birkenbuel, and Jessica Daignault
  • Analysis of Australian Coronial Inquest and Non-Inquest findings of heavy vehicle fatal crashes reveals shortcomings in investigations!   |   Ivan Cikara, Geoff Dell, and Aldo Raineri
  • A glimpse of optimism for Lebanon’s public (rail) transport: donation of 50 buses by France!   |   Elias M. Choueiri and Mireille B. Choueiri


WSJ Vol. XXXI, No. 3

  • Human Factors in Systems Investigations of Heavy Vehicle Crashes at Level Crossings: Causal or Contributory?  |  Ivan Cikara, Geoff Dell, and Aldo Raineri
  • ATV and UTV Injuries in Montana: Worker’s Compensation Claims Analysis  |  Amanda Marinovich, Emily Healy, Lorri Birkenbual, Dan Autenrieth, and David Gilkey
  • Haul Truck Automation: Beyond Reductionism to Avoid Seeing Turtles as Rifles  |  Todd Pascoe, Shirley McGough, and Janis Jansz
  • Human Pose Estimation Using Depth-Wise Separable Convolutional Neural Networks  |  Anthony Tannoury, Elias M. Choueiri, and Rony Darazi
  • Review of Theories and Studies on the Characteristics of Safety Culture  |  Elias M. Choueiri and Mireille B. Choueiri


WSJ Vol. XXXI, No. 2

  • Effects of the covid-19 pandemic on employees’ psychological health in the offshore oil and gas industry and opportunities for improvement | Emma D’Antoine, Janis Jansz, Ahmed Barifcani, Sherrilyn Shaw-Mills, Mark Harris, and Christopher Lagat
  • From truck driver awareness to obstacle detection: A tiger never changes its stripes | Todd Pascoe, Shirley McGough, and Janis Jansz
  • An analysis of investigation reports into heavy vehicle and train crashes in Australia suggests anomalies in investigations and reporting | Ivan Cikara, Geoff Dell, Aldo Raineri, and Shevaun Dell
  • The economic cost of road traffic accidents in Lebanon | Elias M. Choueiri, Elie Otayek, and Alain Saroufim
  • A platform management system that links commuters with shared or service taxis | Rony Darazi, Elias M. Choueiri, Mira Bou Saleh, Elias Doumith, Anthony Tannoury, Abdulrahim Sekaki, and Amir Hajjam Al Hassani


WSJ Vol. XXXI, No. 1

  • A Multi-Industry Analysis of Human-Machine Systems: The Connection to Truck Automation | Todd Pascoe, Shirley McGough, and Janis Jansz
  • Analysis of Australian Coronial Inquest and Non-Inquest findings of heavy vehicle fatal crashes reveals shortcomings in investigations | Ivan Cikara, Geoff Dell, and Aldo Raineri
  • Fast-track Industry Safety Culture and Reduction of Incidents/Losses | Harbans Lal
  • Public Transportation Infrastructure Projects and Financial Risks | Elias M. Choueiri



WSJ Vol. XXX No. 4

  • COVID-19 Symptoms Differ Between Elderly and Young/Adult Patients, As Do Their Outcomes  |  Hajar Hijazi, Nadine Al-Sayyad, Nazem Bassil, Elias Choueiri and Hikmat Akoum
  • The ATV – UTV Stress and Strain Survey: A Pilot Study  |  Parker Jones, David P. Gilkey, Lorri Birkenbuel, Caitlin Cooley-Chamblin, and Daniel Autenrieth
  • Behavioral Economics of Safety Culture Management in Companies   |  Harbans Lal
  • Individuals, Organizations, and the Economy: All Suffer When Workplace Hazards Are Ignored!  |  Elias M. Choueiri


WSJ Vol. XXX No. 3

  • Proposal for an Integrated Decision Support System for Bridge Type Selection during the Conceptual Design Phase | E. Otayek, A. Jrade, and E. Choueiri
  • Prevalence of Frailty in Rural Areas of Lebanon |H. Ghusn, N. Nassif, H. Kiwan, and E. Choueiri
  • Road traffic air pollution in the Greater Beirut Area (GBA), Lebanon – impact on public health: urgent need for public transport development, especially rail | E. Choueiri and E. Otayek
  • Managing the difference between safety documentations and at-risk behaviors in the industry | H. Lal


WSJ Vol. XXX No. 2

  • Traffic Congestion in Beirut, Lebanon: Environmental Impact, Financial Consequences, and Possible Solutions! | E.M. Choueiri   |  Mireille B. Choueiri
  • Hazardous Drug Wipe Sampling in Healthcare Facilities | B. Gruenewald and D. Gilkey
  • Prevalence and Determinants of Frailty: A Cross-Sectional Study from Rural and Urban Communities in South Lebanon | F. al-Lababidi, A. Khalil, N. Bassil, E.M. Choueiri, and H. Akoum
  • Why the Industry is Losing Faith in HSE Awards? 250 Professionals Rethink! | H. Lal
  • Trip Attraction Models, Using Regression Analysis, for Shopping Malls in Lebanon | R. Wehbe, E. Otayek, and E.M. Choueiri


WSJ Vol. XXX No. 1

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls: A Call To Duty | Dr. David P. Gilkey
  • Management of Heat on Surface and Underground Mines Sites in Australia | Blake Fabling
  • Railway Network Controllers Grind to a Halt: Investigation into Sedentary Work Risks and Practical Solutions | Dennis Duncan, Dr. Elise Crawford, Dr. Karen Klockner & Dr. Joshua Guy
  • Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Australian Industries | Ali Nazary
  • Noise Hazards Assessment in Effurun Sawmills, Delta State, Nigeria | Ikpesu, Jasper Ejovwokoghene
  • Contemporary Literature on Cognitive Ergonomics | Fraser Edwardes
  • Educational Institutions Focus on ‘Health and Safety’ as COVID-19 Reminded? | Professor Harbans Lal
  • Circadian Rhythms Safety Issues & Lack of Sleep for Emergency Service Workers | Jeremy Wee
  • Hazardous Drug Exposure in Healthcare | Brandi Gruenewald & Dr. David Gilkey




WSJ Vol. XXIX No. 4

  • Hours of Work for Tugboat Operators | Dr. Janis Jansz and Dr. Sherrilyn Mills
  • Safety Committee Tool-Its Effectiveness in Nigeria Industries | Ikpesu Jasper Eiovwokoghene, Uzoh Samuel Chukwuka, Deborah Adojor Ogheneochuko & Olatunji Ojeaburu Bukola
  • Worker Complacency Towards Work Method Statements in the Australian Construction Industry | Ms Joanna Krenske, Ms Allison Hutton, Dr. Karen Klockner & Mr Darren Delaney
  • Workplace Human Factors Affecting the Commercial Fishing Industry: A Review of International and National Studies | Luke Masters
  • Possibilities and Challenges of Making Safety a ‘Way of Life’ in Indian Society | Harbans Lal
  • Safe Distance Analysis and Modelling of Fire and Explosion of the LPG Storage Tanks at PT XYZ Gresik Regency East Java, Indonesia Using ALOHA | Ni’mat Hikmatullah, Kholil & Soehatman Ramli
  • Who is Responsible? An examination of the ‘Chain of Responsibility; in heavy vehicle crashes – an Australian Perspective | Ivan Cikara, Geoff Dell, Yvonne Toft & Shevaun Dell



WSJ Vol. XXIX No. 3

  • Working in Heat: A Review of National and International Management Policies in the Construction Industry | Dylan Ferrier
  • Development of an Airline Cabin Crew Pre-Task Hazard Assessment | Nerise Garner, Allison Hutton, and Dr. Karen Klockner
  • Risk of Consuming Aluminum in Barbeque Catfish Prepare with Aluminum Foil | Ikpesu Jasper Ejovwokoghenea and Umuero Oghenefejiro Philipa
  • An Abridged History of Anthropometry | Jason Jenkin
  • Planned Intervention of Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) Helps Organizations Improve their Safety Time Arithmetic | Dr. Harbans Lal Kaila
  • Physical Ergonomic Issues in the Mining Industry | Nicole Hammond
  • New Employees Accident and Injury Rates in Australia | Anna McGowan, Dr. Karen Klockner, and Dr. Yvonne Toft

WSJ Vol. XXIX No. 2

  • Workplace Safety Enablers and Barriers | Dr. Janis Jansz, et al
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Young Workers and Workplace Safety | Emma Roland
  • Work-Related Psychosocial issues in Fly in Fly out Workers and How to Reduce Them | Julia Stanicich
  • In Need of a Helping Hand: The Impact of Occupational Contact Dermatitis | Sonja Simpson
  • Influence of Risk Prevention on Safe Behaviour and Practical Approaches | Amar Sarajlic and Dr. Janis Jansz
  • Safety Culture and Climate: A Closer Look at Theory and Practice | Baylee Schell, Bill Brazilie, and Dr. David Gilkey
  • Critical Questions on COVID-19 and Management of Behavioural Safety Interventions | Dr. Harbans Lal Kaila

WSJ Vol. XXIX No. 1

  • The Health and Safety Experience of Australia’s Migrant Population | Stephanie Ashworth
  • Multiple Approaches to Managing Workplace Safety and Health | Win Bo
  • Risk Minimisation Strategies for the Employment of Young Workers | Jordan Sears
  • Factors Affecting Employee’s Return-to-Work Related Injury or Illness | Eliza Lim
  • Prevention of Work-Related Stress | Jack Biasin
  • A Review of the Perception of Risk at the Individual Level and at the Organisational Level | Amar Sarajlic and Dr. Janis K. Jansz



Workplace Health and Safety Investment and Good Business Performance, with Perspective from Small to Medium-sized Enterprises | Thi Thanh Tam Nguyen (Susan)
Behaviour Based Safety for Corporates: A Shift toward an Interdependent Safety Culture | Dr. Harbans Lal Kaila
What is Considered an Effective Health and Safety Committee and How Can Health and Safety Representatives Contribute to the Overall Success of the OSH Committee? | Tanya Harrington
Examining Mental Health in the Workplace: A Review on a Systematic Approach toward Preventing Work-Related Psychological Issues | Samira Yusuf
Return to Work after an Injury: A Review of Australian Return to Work Benefits Post Injury or Illness | Emma Crees
Relationship between Good Business Management and Occupational Safety and Health | Tamara Clifford
Is Education and Training Required for Workplace Safety? | Dr. Janis K. Jansz
Combating Road Traffic Congestion in Beirut, Lebanon | Dr. Elias M. Choueiri, Mireille B. Choueiri, Dr. Georges M. Choueiri


Offshore Voice of the Workplace | David Baird
ROV Safety | Dr. David P. Gilkey
New Employees in the Workplace | James A. Lawtie
Behavior Based Safety to Improve Safety Performance | Suryatno, Kholil, and Sugiarto
The Downfalls of Workers’ Compensation and Return to Work Systems | Rachelle Fiegert
Fly-in-Fly-out Work Practices in the Australian Mining Industry | Dan Dharmaratne and Dr. Janis Jansz


Awareness of Road Safety Signs | Olalokun Soji
Improving Awareness and Understanding of Pre-eclampsia among Pregnant Women | Onyemaonyeoru Agatha Ify
PPP: Enabling New Financing Avenues for Transport Infrastructures in Lebanon | Dr. Elias M. Choueiri
Preventing Work Related Psychological Issues: Depression in Fly-in Fly-out Workers and Prevention Strategies | Zoe Moir
Climate Change Action – The Time Is Now! | Agharese Lucia Ojelede
Safety Climate and Risk Attitude | Wian Marais and Dr. Janis Jansz


Back Pain | Taryn Keyer
Relationship between Good Business Management and OSH | Dean Lobo
Workers Aged 20 Years and Younger | Daniel Smith
Benefits of Having Corporate Social Responsibility | Davina Kalilima
Organisational and Safety Culture | Wian Marais and Dr. Janis K. Jansz


WSJ Vol. XXVII No. 4

Safety Culture: Lessons Learned from Construction | David P. Gilkey and Carla Lopez
Is Safety Good Business? | Cassandra Saldaris
The Role of Human Rights and Labour Practices in Demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility | Ben Banyai
Motorcyle vs Automobile – Safety in Print! | Steve S. Austin
Mainstreaming Occupational Safety and Health into Education: An Analysis of Good Practice | Ulrike Bollmann, Robert Gründler, and Matthew Holder

WSJ Vol. XXVII No. 3

Preventing Bullying | Marina Vranjkovic
Relationship between Good Business Management and Occupational Health and Safety | Andrea Oorjitham
Rotator Cuff Syndrome | Ashlyn Dyer
Occupational Asthma | Dr. Jennifer Graham Taylor
Safety Leadership: A Review of Management | Adam Fewster

WSJ Vol. XXVII No. 2

Good Safety Management Makes Good Business ‘Cents’ | Jessica Lawer
Occupational Disease Caused by Asbestos Containing Materials | Brittney Heath
Workers Compensation Claim Barriers | Bee Kim Poly Wong
BOOK REVIEW: Rehabilitation. Work and Beyond | Dr. Janis K. Jansz
Safety Culture to Gain Commitment for Good Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace | Sandra Yu
How Do Ergonomic Factors Affect Perceptions of Students’ Online Learning in Tertiary Education? | Dr. Janis K. Jansz, Dr. Rebecca Walker, Dr. Joo Hwa Bay, Nisha Paudel, Abu Yousuf Swapan, and Ria Smith

WSJ Vol. XXVII No. 1

They Say I Can Clearly See – but Can I? | Darren Delaney
Development of an Analytical Grid to Compare Policy Aspects of OHS Qualification Frameworks | Wendy Mirza
Quad Bike Safety: A Review of Associated Safety Hazards | Adam Fewster
The Benefits of Incident/Accident Investigation | Dr. Donald Rhodes
Learning from Past Mistakes | Nathan Willows and Dr. Janis K. Jansz


WSJ Vol. XXVI No. 2

WSO Achieves International Accreditation for Certification Program
Risk Management in the Western Australia Mining Industry | Dr. Janis K. Jansz and Lynette Gilbert
Accidents, Injuries, and Deaths: Measuring Perceptions of Personal Safety in Saudi Arabia’s Workplaces | Majed H. Moosa
Barriers and Interventions into Providing a Safe Working Environment for Employees within Small and Medium Enterprises | Wendy Mirza
The Pyramid Effect: Key to a Positive Safety Culture | Monica P. Cervantes
The Risk Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Caused by Clinically Diagnosed Legionnaires Disease | Moriah Moylan

WSJ Vol. XXVI No. 1

Workplace Safety and Health Issues in Secondary Schools | Teresa A. Gigengack
Saudi Railway Expansion Programme
| Prof. Dr. Elias M. Choueiri, Prof. Dr. Georges M. Choueiri, and Judge Dr. Bernard M. Choueiri
Developing a Positive Safety Culture
| Win Bo
Safety Tools of the Trade: A Learning Experience
| Steve S. Austin, WSO-CSI(ML)
Travelers Lured Abroad by Great Holiday Deals Urged to Remember Travel Health
| Prof. Peter A. Leggat, WSO-CSE/CSS/CSSD
30th WSO Symposium Call for Speakers and Registration
| WSO World Management Center


WSJ Vol. XXV No. 3

An Evaluation of How Safety Management Systems are Improving Safety Outcomes within a Western Australian Second Tier Commercial Construction Company | Kent Baker and Dr. Janis Jansz
Workers’ Noise Induces Hearing Loss in the Agricultural Sector and Other Industries | Lee-Mark Anthony
Employees’ Barriers to Making a Worker Compensation Claim in Australia | Bee Kim Poly Wong
Preventing Bullying Can Increase Productivity Levels and Reduce Negative Health Effects | Marina Vranjkovic
Solid Waste Management in Lebanon | Drs. Elias M. Choueiri, Georges M. Choueiri, and Bernard M. Choueiri
Establishing New Employees: A Review of Literature on employee and Employer Factors in New Employee Retention, Highlighting the Importance of “On-Boarding” | Jack Warren

WSJ Vol. XXV No. 2

Safety Auditing: Development of Positive Performance Indicators | Dr. Milos Nedved
Examine the Relationship Between Safety Culture, Safety Climate, and the Role Leading Safety | Khaled Chiri and Dr. Janis Jansz
Workers Ages Twenty Years or Younger: Harassment of Young Workers in the Workforce | Adam Wong
Railway Developments and Safety in the MENA Region: A Selection | Drs. Elias M. Choueiri, Georges M. Choueiri, and Bernard M. Choueiri
Safety Culture to Gain Commitment for Good Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace | Sandra Yu
Mining Truck Related Accidents: Multi-Objective Economic Optimization of Safety | Dr. Saeid R. Dindarloo and Elnaz Siami-Irdemoosa

WSJ Vol. XXV No. 1

Safety Auditing: Development of Self-Audit Systems | Dr. Milos Nedved, FSIWA, MAHRI
Creating a Safe Workplace in a High Risk Tree Lopping Industry | Reece Hall
Fundamental Safety Requirements for Warehouse | Venugopala Rao Vakada CSA, WSO-CSS
Perceptions of the Pre-Employment Medical | Phillip Meyerkort MBBS (Hon), BSc (Hon), M. Occ. Med.
Noise Exposure Assessment for Racing Car Drivers | Kareem Magara


WSJ Vol. XXIII No. 1

Letter to the Editor – Mining in Australia: an Aging Workforce | Madeleine Holloway
Safety Auditing: Development of Audit Protocols | Dr. Milos Nedved
Human Interaction within OHS Management Systems | Adam Fewster
Overview on Major Hazard Installations | Venugopala Rao Vakada
Confined Spaces: for Rescue…to Whom Do You Turn? | Jeff Beeler


WSJ Vol. XXII No. 1

Letter to the Editor – Gaining Commitment to Good Occupational Health and Safety | Katie Hirst
International Solutions for Improving Community Health and Workplace Safety | Dr. Janis Jansz, Robert V. Trapani, Robert Brandys, Gail Brandys
Safety Auditing | Prof. Milos Nedved
Contractors Benefit from Safety and Environmental Audits | Dr. Donald E. Rhodes
Considering Cognitive Ergonomic Factors to Prevent Accidents | Dr. Janis Jansz


WSJ Vol. XXI No. 1

The E-Waste Problem of Nigeria & Proposed Solutions | Innocent Ufomba C.
A Study of the Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Developed in the Workplace | Amar Sarajlic
Book Review:  Management Obligations for Health and Safety, by Gregory W. Smith | Dr. Janis Jansz
Spinal Cord Injuries: The Impact, Effect, and Returning to Work | Felicity Hansen


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