Survey of unsafe acts and its influencing factors in metal smelting industry workers in Kashan in 2016

Asadi, Z. and Akbari, H. and Ghiyasi, S. and Dehdashti, A. and Kashani, M.M. (2018) Survey of unsafe acts and its influencing factors in metal smelting industry workers in Kashan in 2016. Iran Occupational Health, 15 (1). pp. 55-64.

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Background and aims: The previous studies has shown high incidence of accidents and occupational injuries in metal smelting industry because of the nature of the processes. It was also found that more than 70 percent of the accidents occur due to workers' unsafe behaviors. The aim of this study was to investigate and analysis of workers' unsafe acts in metal smelting industry in Kashan in 2016. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 178 Metal smelting Industry Workers. Workers' unsafe behaviors were determined by observation method using Tarannt checklist. Demographic data were collected by Self-made questionnaire. Data were analyzed using chi-square-test, t-test, ANOVA and linear regression by SPSS16 software. Results: 43.23 percent out of Workers' behaviors was unsafe. The most of the unsafe behaviors was Non-use of personal protective equipment and the least of them was indiscretion. The significant differences were observed between unsafe behaviors and age, education level, smoking, work stations and safety and health training (p<0.05). Conclusion: The study showed high prevalence of unsafe acts in metal smelting industry. The most of workers 'unsafe acts was related to lack of use of personal protective equipment. Producing and distributing high-quality personal protective equipment, encouraging the use of these devices and specialized training courses in the field, can reduce workers' unsafe acts and occupational accidents effectively.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Occupational Health
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 08:43
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 08:43

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