On the future of safety in the manufacturing industry

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This paper argues that a new paradigm is needed in the manufacturing industry to further substantially advance safety as part of the industry 4.0 concept. The different domains that need to be focused upon are Cluster-thinking and cooperation, High transparency and efficient inspections, Education and training, Security integration, and Safety innovation. Since society has fundamentally changed over the last two decades, revolutionizing safety via these domains is truly needed in the future as part of “industry 4.0” in manufacturing plants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1292-1296
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • manufacturing industry
  • safety
  • security

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