Industries and organizations across the world are facing stiff challenges in meeting the safety and health requirements of the stakeholders. Industry 4.0, the forth industrial revolution that uses cyber physical systems (CPS) has also brought low tolerance level in the operations and imposes huge challenges in the field. Some of the important reasons are (i) poor preparedness, (ii) absence of trained personnel due to low or no safety education at university level, (iii) lack of scientific research, and (iv) weak industry institute partnership. Upon assessing the present status on safety engineering and analytics, and the national needs & requirements, IIT Kharagpur, being an internationally recognized technical institution of India having a number of experts with proven knowledge, expertise, and consulting & research experiences in safety engineering and analytics, has established the Centre of Excellence in Safety Engineering and Analytics (CoE-SEA) in July 2020.
The CoE-SEA embodies to act as the hub for learning & practice, knowledge creation, standardization, repository, and dissemination of knowledge and information covering the broad domain of safety engineering & management, occupational and environmental health, human factors & industrial ergonomics, and disaster management.