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Nazari J, Dashti M. Study the impacts of occupational accidents on the quality of working life among workers in a steel company (A case study). J Health Saf Work 2019; 9 (1) :73-83
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1- Department of Occupational Health, Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran
2- Department of Ergonomy, Faculty of Health,University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran , dashti.hse@gmail.com
Abstract:   (5576 Views)
Introduction: Besides the occupational accident physical, psychological damages, and its economic losses, it can have a serious effect on the quality of working life. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of occupational accidents on the quality of working life and its dimensions among workers in a steel manufacturing companies.   
Material and Methods: This case-control study was carried out among 100 workers (case) with an occupational accident history and 100 workers with no history of incident (control) in the production lines of a steel company during the period of 2012 to 2016. The study was conducted after matching the confounding variables such as age, work history, income level, etc. Data were collected using the NIOSH quality of work life questionnaire. For statistical analysis, SPSS 16 was used and χ2 and paired t-test statistical analysis were performed.
Results: According to the results of current study, the quality of work life average scores of the case (47.6±2.3) and control (49.5±2.3) groups was highly significant (p<0.001). Also, six out of eight dimensions of the quality of life was significantly affected by occupational accidents, but the highest and lowest influence was found on ergonomics and safety aspect, and the work and life aspect, respectively.
Conclusion: According to the result of this study, it can be concluded that occupational accidents are one of the important factors that influence the workers’ quality of work life. Therefore, quality of working life can be considered as a helpful tool in increasing job satisfaction, improving the efficiency and employability of employees and preventing accidents.
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Received: 2019/03/9 | Accepted: 2019/03/9 | Published: 2019/03/9

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