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Goodarzi R, Arghami S, Pouyakian M. Identification of factors affecting safety culture in Iranian thermal power plants. johe 2016; 3 (2) :12-20
URL: http://johe.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-171-en.html
1- Shazand energy generation company , r77_g@yahoo.com
2- Zanjan University of Medical Sciences
3- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
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Introduction: safety culture is a term which is used repeatedly in the assessment of safety status of companies. The aim of present study was to investigate the parameters and factors influencing organizational safety culture in the Iranian thermal power plants industry.

Method: Triangulation approach was used for data generation in this grounded theory study. Nineteen participants from a variety of work groups at three thermal power plants of Iran (Shazand, Shahid rajaei Ghazvin and ramin Ahwaz) took part in focus group interviews, individual interviews, field observations, and focus group discussions. Thematic analysis was conducted to emerge and identify the contributing factors. 

Results: The thematic analysis identified 9 sets of parameters in achieving the safety culture as follows: (1) training, briefing and competency (2) vision, leadership and commitment (3) lows, rules and work procedures (4) safety and crisis management (5) individual agents (6) Management style and organizational communication (7) participation and commitment of personnel, supervisors and middle managements. (8) Non organizational agents (9) to make available of foundations and source managements

Conclusion: The results indicated that an improvement in each parameter is necessary to achieve top safety culture. Moreover, proportionate to the conditions of each company in the periods set, should be taken for the betterment actions of safety status and accomplishing pre-determined targets.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Safety

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