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Mortazavi S, Asilian H, Ostakhan M. The relationship between safety climate factors and workers behavior working in potentially dangerous situations in height among construction workers. ioh. 2011; 8 (1) :51-60
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-435-en.html
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  Background and Aims

Falling from height is considered one of the most important risks in construction sites and many workers through non-compliance with safety tips lose their lives. This study was conducted in order to survey the relationship between safety climate factors and behavior of workers working in potentially dangerous situations in height among construction workers .

  Methods

 For evaluation of safety climate factors a safety climate questionnaire and for behavior of workers in potentially dangerous situations behavioral questionnaire including potentially dangerous situations, work on ladders and scaffolding has been used. Factor analysis to analyze safety climate factors and Binary logistic regression using SPSS software for the influence of factors on behaviors in potentially dangerous situations are used.

  Results

 Factors of safety attitudes of workers, the level of risk in construction site and working relationships derived from factor analysis are 57% of the total variance. Situations of working on scaffold without Guard rail and protect the edges, access to the scaffold by going up and down connections and the ladder not secure are usually seen in the most construction sites.

  Conclusion

Results indicate that workers have awareness of work in dangerous situations but perhaps management ignorance of safety issues and not doing engineering controls to eliminate potentially dangerous situations can be mentioned as the causes of accidents as may result safety issues to be ignored by construction workers working in dangerous situations.

 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Micro Ergonomics
Received: 2011/07/5 | Published: 2011/04/15

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