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Dorina Rajanen and Mikko Rajanen. 2019. Safety Culture in Digital Fabrication: Professional, Social, and Environmental Responsibilities. In Proceedings of the FabLearn Europe 2019 Conference (FabLearn Europe '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 13, 3 pages. DOI:

Safety culture in digital fabrication : professional, social, and environmental responsibilities

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Author: Rajanen, Dorina1; Rajanen, Mikko1
Organizations: 1INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-09-09


This paper addresses the safety culture as a concept in the context of digital fabrication. The aim of the paper is to provide a basis for the understanding and adoption of safety culture in digital fabrication, makerspaces and fab labs. The paper outlines the concept of safety culture in digital fabrication through three dimensions of safety culture: professional, social, and environmental responsibilities. We propose that these dimensions can act as motivators in adopting a correct safety behavior in the context of digital fabrication education.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-6266-5
Article number: 13
DOI: 10.1145/3335055.3335068
Host publication: Proceedings of the FabLearn Europe 2019 Conference , 28-29 May, Oulu, Finland
Conference: FabLearn Europe Conference
Type of Publication: B3 Article in conference pro-ceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This research was possible thanks to a postdoctoral research grant from Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation to whom we are grateful.
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