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mozaffar A, Neisi A, Arshadi N. An investigation of psychological variables as predictors of accident– involvement in line employees of National Iranian Drilling Company ( NIDC. johe. 2018; 5 (3) :17-24
URL: http://johe.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-431-en.html
shahid chamran university of ahvaz , alimozaffar24@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (549 Views)
Introduction: In the industrial and developing societies, work-related accidents are considered as one of the most important factors that negative impacts on health persons, general public and economy and they are considered as the third cause of mortality in the world. In order to reduce these incidents, the aim of the present study was to examine cognitive failure, safety consciousness and fatigue as the predictors of accidents happening in line employees of National Iranian Drilling Company.
Methods: The present research uses a correlation method, type of predicator to predict the membership of a group of employees (both injured and health people) and   obtains an audit risk. The population of the study is consisted of the whole employees working in NIDC, that out of which 260 people were selected by simple random sampling method as a sample and they  were measured by Cognitive Failure (Broadbent et al, 1983), Safety Consciousness (Westaby & Lee, 2003) and Fatigue (Chalder et al, 1993) questionnaires.
Results: through audit analysis the data were analyzed by SPSS-16 software. The results showed that cognitive deficits, safety consciousness and fatigue variables were significant at P <0.05, P <0.001 and P = 0.11 levels, respectively, and all three variables could predict the possibility of accidents in workplaces.
Conclusion:. Given the obtained results, it is recommended that to reduce the rate of the accidents, the variables as Cognitive Failure, Safety Consciousness and fatigue in workers should be studied and tested and those workers  are employed in the accident-prone workplace that have  high  scores in Safety Consciousness and have low scores in both  cognitive failure and fatigue.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Safety

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