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Volume 16, Issue 3 (6-2013)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2013, 16(3): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page

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Soori H, Mortazavi M, Shahesmaeil A, Mohseni H, Zangiabadi M, Ainy E. Determination of Workers’ Risky Behaviours Associated with Safety and Health in a Car Manufacturing Company in 2011. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2013; 16 (3)
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-1743-en.html
1- Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , hsoori@yahoo.com
2- Health and Safety of Work Environment, SAIPA Co., Tehran, Iran
3- School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Industrial Safety Office, Tehran, Iran
5- Safety Expert in Saypa, Tehran, Iran
6- Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (8564 Views)

Background: Risky behaviours are defined as behaviours that cause bad and unpleasant outcomes. Risky behaviours result in the incidence of accident in the workplace. The aim of this study was to determine workers’ risky behaviours associated with safety and health in SAIPA Car Manufacturing Company, Iran.

Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional study using randomized quota sampling, 302 workers exposed to the incidence of accidents were selected. Data were collected concurrently by trained safety experts using self-fulfilment researcher-made questionnaire and direct observation. Validity and reliability of the data collection tool was determined prior to the study.

Results: The findings revealed that low back pain, hand pain, leg pain, and respiratory diseases as the most common diseases with 86.4, 58.9, 40, and 33% prevalence rates, respectively. The maximum prevalence rates of unsafe and unhealthy behaviours were 66 and 57% , respectively. In general, unsafe behaviours were higher among shift workers, especially night shift workers (p<0.001). Unhealthy behaviours were higher among assembling line staff, welders, retouching staff, technicians, wet painters, and production line workers (p<0.001).

Conclusion: The relatively high prevalence of unsafe and unhealthy behaviours necessitates intervention for controlling and preventing work injuries and, as a result, reduction of musculoskeletal and respiratory diseases, especially with regards to more prevalent behaviours and related sectors and high risk subgroups.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: General
Received: 2012/06/12 | Accepted: 2013/08/28

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