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Iranzadeh S, Soltanifesaghandi G. Measuring Cause and Effect Relations among the Organizational Factors Affecting the Performance of Industry Safety Based on Fuzzy DEMATEL Method. ioh. 2016; 13 (1) :27-37
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1257-en.html
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad , g.r_soltani@yahoo.com
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Background and aims: The Organizational factors affecting safety performance while impact on the overall performance of their organizations, also have a causal relations with each other, so the intensity or weakness of a factor in the organization can be effective on the other factors that enhance or weakness of the factor. Accordingly, the aim of the current study is assess causal relations between organizational factors affecting industries safety performance.

Methods: This study due to the aim of applied research and is based on descriptive-causal methods. In this paper, initially the organizational factors affecting the industries safety performance has been elicited. And in order to assess causal relations, a field study has been used. The statistical population of this research includes safety experts of small and medium basic metals industries in the east Azerbaijan province. Also, in order to collect data used DEMATEL questionnaire. As regards DEMATEL method is types of decision-making procedures based on paired comparison; so to design of the questionnaire, a paired matrix composed and provided to professors and experts familiar with the issue and face validity is confirmed. Also, questionnaire reliability obtained based on 0.81 retest.

Results: The research findings indicates that among organizational factors affecting safety performance, Managementchr('39')s commitment to safety, the most effective factor and the continuous improvement of safety is the most important factor. That located in the category of impressionable factors and caused other effective organizational factors. Also safety behavior of employees is considered the most impact factor.

Conclusion: In order to improve safety performance, the managers of industries can focus on the influential or causal factors and proceed to improve and better them. Improvement and betterment of the causal factors group will lead to the improvement of the affected factors and the general improvement and betterment of the industrial safety performance system.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Safety
Received: 2014/08/31 | Accepted: 2015/05/11 | Published: 2016/04/30

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