I. (Ivana) Slováčková


Ivana is currently a lecturer and a member of the academic staff at the Faculty of Safety Engineering, Technical University of Ostrava, as well as a PhD student.
After finishing her Master’s degree at Natural Science Faculty of Palacky University in Olomouc she worked as a manager in a commercial company and later in the healthcare sphere.
She has worked as a consultant in the health and safety area since 2009, especially focussing on how to change behaviour, increase safety awareness, create safe habits, and build high safety culture.
She specializes in safety culture, effective education, and communication in the safety field.


Ivana’s research interest involves improving occupational safety in companies. The main aim of her work is modification of the existing tool for safety culture evaluation which was used in the Czech Republic during the Safety Culture Award. The new tool should be founded on the scientific method, new findings and theories, and can be used by Technical University of Ostrava for an initial evaluation of safety culture for industrial companies.

  • Slovackova,I. The Safety Culture Award Competition as a Tool for Assessment of the Safety Culture in Industry Enterprises in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 9th International Conference on Prevention of Accidents at Work, 3.-6.10. 2017 Prague.
  • Ferjencik, M.,Slovackova,I.: Trust Managers and Respect Workmen: What does it mean to be competent in caring about safety? Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries 32 95-108 (2014).
  • ERASMUS + project: RiskManBuilding Competence in Risk Management of Future HSE Professional” which aims to foster interaction at university-level education and training of future HSE professionals.
  • Main projects objective: develop relevant and high-quality competences of future HSE professionals in the area of risk management through transnational cooperation among universities, insurance institutions, enterprises and other key stakeholders active in the fields of education and training.

Ivana Slováčková

PhD candidate

Values, Technology and Innovation

Safety and Security Science

Research interests:
Responsible risk management
Safety Culture