Volume 3, Issue 4 (2-2014)                   JHSW 2014, 3(4): 51-58 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Department of HSE, MAPNA Group, Tehran
2- Department of Occupational Hygiene, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , mohammadfam@umsha.ac.ir
3- Department of HSE management. Islamic Azad University Science and Research Branch
4- Ministry of Education, Tehran
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Introduction: According to the previous studies, about 90% of accidents in the workplace are due to the unsafe behaviors. In this study, the impact of personality traits, as a predictive factor on the unsafe acts was surveyed in a construction project of a car manufacturing company.


Material and Method: In this study, personality traits and unsafe behavior rates were determined using NEO-Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) and safety behavior sampling (SBS) technique. The Spearman correlation coefficient was used. To analyze the acquired results, the total population of the project was 243 people.


Result: The results showed that 31.7% of workers’ behaviors were unsafe behaviors. The correlation between unsafe behaviors and the neuroticism and extroversion were direct and significant (p<0.001).


Conclusion: Assessment of the personality traits could be used as a predictive tool to identify employees with higher rates of unsafe behaviors and helps planning to reduce the accident rates.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/06/11 | Accepted: 2014/02/9 | Published: 2014/02/22