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Mohammadfam I, Fatemi F. Evaluation of the relationship between unsafe acts and occupational accidents in a vehicle manufacturing. ioh. 2008; 5 (3 and 4) :44-50
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-148-en.html
, mohammadfam@umsha.ac.ir
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  Background and aims

  Vehicle manufacturing industries are as critical sites from points of safety. Unsafe acts and unsafe conditions have been recognized as effective factors in increasing the risk of occupational accidents. In order to promote of safety conditions, it's necessary to evaluate unsafe acts of workers as the main reason of accidents. The main goal of research is evaluation of relationship between unsafe Acts with occupational accidents.


  Safety behavior sampling (SBS) technique was employed to conduct this study. After doing a pilot study, the number of samples and views were determined 195 and 3456  respectively. The information was then analyzed using Excel, SPSS and statistic tests.


  The results of the study showed that the rate of unsafe acts of studying workers was  35.4% .The study of the relationship between unsafe acts and occupational accidents via Regression Logistic test showed that if one percent increases on unsafe acts, the rate of accidents  multiply three.


  Therefore in view of this significant correlation between unsafe acts and  occupational accidents and kind of unsafe acts, reducing or eliminating requires the investment and implementation of a program. It should be associated with behavioral safety principles and emphasis should be placed on implementing safety culture fundamentals at all organizational levels.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Micro Ergonomics
Received: 2009/09/23 | Published: 2008/10/15

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