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Soleimani R, Vosoughi S, Hejazi T, Mahdloo F. Study of relationship between Safety attitude and knowledge and The work ability index (A case study in one of the big hospitals in Tehran). ioh. 2018; 15 (2) :153-163
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2051-en.html
School of Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences , vosoughi.sh@iums.ac.ir
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Background and aims: Knowledge of safety attitude is very important for managers of organizations, because it can be used to predict their employee safety behaviors. In this way, a further exploration about safety attitude and knowledge of workers as well as the relationship among the affecting factors is required. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between safety attitude and knowledge of workers and WAI in one of the large hospitals in Tehran.
 Methods: The research is cross-sectional and has been used of a random sampling method by a sample size of 340 people. In order to measure of safety attitudes and knowledge, Kumar questionnaire has been used, and the Occupational Safety and Health Institute of Finland WAI questionnaire has been used to evaluate WAI. Data analyses are also performed using SPSS 22 statistical analysis package.
Results: This study showed that mean of safety attitude and knowledge is 6.1 ± 39.7, and most people (45.3%) are in the category of good WAI. Also, with increasing age and work experience, safety attitude and knowledge and work ability index is reduced. There was no significant relationship between education and work shifts and the safety attitude and knowledge and WAI. Occupational health and safety training courses, increase safety knowledge and attitude and work ability index.
Conclusion: WAI has a significant relationship and direct and severe correlation with safety knowledge and attitude. Also educational courses in the field of occupational safety and health can be enhanced employee safety attitudes and knowledge toward safety.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Safety
Received: 2017/03/19 | Accepted: 2018/05/1 | Published: 2018/07/11

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