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Maleki A, Darvishi E, Moradi A. Safety culture assessment and its relationship with the accidents in a dam construction project. JHSW. 2015; 4 (4) :59-68
URL: http://jhsw.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5214-en.html
1- Associate Professor in Environmental Health Engineering, Kurdistan Environmental Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2- Lecturer, Department of Occupational Health, Kurdistan Environmental Health Research Center, Faculty of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran , darvishi.hse@gmail.com
3- MSc, HSE, Semnan University, College of Engineering, Semnan, Iran
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Introduction: Safety culture is considered as the core of an organization’s safety management system. Safety culture is an organization ability to achieve higher standards of safety. The aim of this study was to investigate safety culture and its influencing factors and relation to the accident in a dam construction project.


Material and Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 130 workers at a dam construction project. A standardized questionnaire included 59 questions was used to determine the level of safety culture. The accidents occurred in the project during the year were collected based on demographic characteristics. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS version 19.


Result: The mean age of the subjects, their work experience and score of safety culture were 35.05, 7.5 Years and 183.2, respectively. Twenty seven accidents were recorded during the year in project. The most common cause of the accidents was indiscretions (33.3%). There was a statistically significant correlation between safety culture to occurred accidents and history of accident (P<0.05). The percentage of a positive safety culture of workers with an experience of accident (71.8%) was more than that of those with no experience of accident (45.1%). There was not a statistically significant correlation between safety culture and age, work experience, education, and marital status.


Conclusion: It seems that safety culture on the project is influenced by the experience of accident and also it was strongly significant with the occurred accidents. Consequently, in order to create a positive safety culture in the workplace many factors including safety education program, work experience and accidents analysis should be considered.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/12/30 | Accepted: 2014/12/30 | Published: 2014/12/30

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