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The Effect of Safety Costs on Productivity and Quality: A Case Study of Five Steel Companies in Ahvaz

Gholamabbas Shirali 1 , Reza Savari 1 , * , Kambiz Ahmadiangali 2 and Vahid Salehi 3
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1 Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran
2 Department of Bio-Statistics, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran
3 School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Center of Excellence for Intelligent-Based Experimental Mechanic, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: April 2017, 9 (2); e38692
  • Published Online: October 2, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: April 23, 2016
  • Revised: June 5, 2016
  • Accepted: June 8, 2016
  • DOI: 10.17795/jjhs-38692

To Cite: Shirali G, Savari R, Ahmadiangali K, Salehi V. The Effect of Safety Costs on Productivity and Quality: A Case Study of Five Steel Companies in Ahvaz, Jundishapur J Health Sci. 2017 ; 9(2):e38692. doi: 10.17795/jjhs-38692.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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