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The Frequency of Occupational Accidents in Rafsanjan City in 2008-2012
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Background: Work related accidents are significant health problems in the world. Occupational accidents, in addition to the serious economic losses, cause adverse effects on the social life of people. The present study aimed to investigate the work-related accidents in the city of Rafsanjan.   Methods: In this cross-sectional study all occupational accidents recorded in the job office in Rafsanjan from 2008 to 2012 were analyzed. Required information was collected by a checklist. The chek list had included demographic questions and specific questions such as type of job, causes of accidents, time of accident, body part injured and accident outcomes. Data analysis was done through SPSS 18.   Results: During the years of study, 201 accidents occurred. The mean and standard deviation of age of people who had accidents were 32.91±10.60 years. The construction industry with 29.4% and mining industry with 23.9% had the highest numbers of accidents. Falls with 29.9% and collisions with objects with 28.9% were of the main causes of the accidents. Most accidents occurred during the morning hours.   Conclusion: According to the results, the implementation of workplace safety and job training programs for workers and managers is a priority. In order to create a more secure work environment, many industrial processes require engineering controls and use of protective equipment.
Keywords: Occupational accidents, Accident, Rafsanjan
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/13
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The Frequency of Occupational Accidents in Rafsanjan City in 2008-2012. J Health Dev. 2015; 4 (3) :200-0
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