The relationship between job stress and occupational accidents in an automobile manufacturing company

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Iraj Mohammadfam 1 , * , Abdol Rahman Bahrami 1 , Rostam Golmohammadi 1 , Farin Fatemi 1 , Hossein Mahjub 2

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

2 Dept. of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran

How to Cite: Mohammadfam I, Bahrami A R, Golmohammadi R, Fatemi F, Mahjub H. The relationship between job stress and occupational accidents in an automobile manufacturing company, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2009 ; 13(2):e79801.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 13 (2); e79801
Published Online: September 19, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 03, 2009
Accepted: July 07, 2009

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Abstract

Background: Automobile manufacturing industries are considered among the main sites where accidents are likely to happen. From a cognitive point of view, stress can cause problems such as poor concentration, absent-mindedness, and hesitancy while making decisions. This study examines the relationship between job stress and occupational accidents in an automobile manufacturing company.

Methods: For this descriptive – analytic study, the psychological stress of the occupational groups was measured using standard job stress questionnaire. Safety Behavior Sampling (SBS) technique was used to collect samples of dangerous behaviors. Data were then analyzed using descriptive statistic, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient and Logistic regression tests.

Results: Based on our results 88% of the sample suffered from a high level of occupational stress. There was also a statistically significant correlation between level of stress and number of accidents experienced by an individual. (P<0.05)

Conclusion: Having considered the relationship between occupational stress and work-related accidents, minimizing or eliminating risk factors needs to be carried out through developing occupational stress management programs as well as following safety measures through reinforcing principles of safe behavior at all levels of organization.

Keywords

occupational stress work-related accidents automobile manufacturing company

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