Evaluation trend of occupational accidents in Fars Province for a period of 3 years (2005-2007)

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Mojtaba Kamalinia 1 , Mohammad Oliaee 2 , Heydar Mohammadi 2

1 Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran

2 Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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How to Cite: Kamalinia M, Oliaee M, Mohammadi H. Evaluation trend of occupational accidents in Fars Province for a period of 3 years (2005-2007), Jundishapur J Health Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 3(2):-.

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Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 3 (2)
Published Online: December 21, 2011
Article Type: Research Article

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Abstract

In industries, in general, occurrence of accidents is not negligible in which injure the workforce and burden cost to society. The main purpose of this study was investigation of industrial accidents and their trend in Fars Province.

This is a descriptive analytical retrospective study in which data on industrial accidents were collected from the labor organization of Fars province during years 1385-87 and classified based on industry type, injured body parts, gender and age distribution. Data analysis was done by means of SPSS.

Information of 200 registered accident profiles was studied. Results showed that most accidents had happened in private industries (97.5%); all subjects had the mean age and job tenure of 32.3 and 2.5 years respectively. Men were affected more than women (98%) by accidents. Accidents occurred in high rate (53.5%) among married workers. The Frequency rate of accidents in Construction and Service industries were high (57.5%) and (16%) respectively. Right hand and head and neck were affected more by accidents. Main reasons of accidents found to be violations (24%) and human errors (19.6%).

Private industries had high rate accidents, this showed less consideration on safety issues and lack of safety and health professionals in these places. Based on the findings preventive programs are essential and must be focused on training workers especially in the construction site.

Keywords

Industrial accidents Fars province injury Industry

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