Volume 1, Number 4 (Journal of Occupational Hygiene Engineering, Winter 2015)                   johe 2015, 1(4): 49-59 | Back to browse issues page


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Barkhordari A, Dehghani A, Kianfar A, Mahmoudi S, Aminifard F. Safety performance evaluation using proactive indicators in a selected industry. johe. 2015; 1 (4) :49-59
URL: http://johe.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-59-en.html

MS of occupational hygiene mapna co. , fateme_aminifard@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (3418 Views)

 Background & Objectives: Quality and effectiveness of safety systems are critical factors in achieving their goals. This study was aimed to represent a method for performance evaluation of safety systems by proactive indicators using different updated models in the field of safety which will be tested in a selected industry.

 Methods: This study is a cross-sectional study. Proactive indicators used in this study were: Unsafe acts rate, Safety Climate, Accident Proneness, and Near-miss incident rate. The number of in 1473 safety climate questionnaires and 543 Accident Proneness questionnaires was completed.

 Results: The minimum and maximum safety climate score were 56.88 and 58.2, respectively, and the minimum and maximum scores of Accident Proneness were 98.2 and 140.7, respectively. The maximum number of Near-miss incident rate were 408 and the minimum of that was 196. The maximum number of unsafe acts rate was 43.8 percent and the minimum of that was 27.2 percent. In nine dimensions of Safety climate the eighth dimension (personal perception of risk) with the score of 4.07 has the lowest score and the fourth (laws and safety regulations) dimension with 8.05 has the highest score. According to expert opinions, the most important indicator in the assessment of safety performance was unsafe acts rate, while near-miss incident rate was the least important one.

 Conclusion: The results of this survey reveal that using proactive (Prospective) indicators could be an appropriate method in organizations safety performance evaluation.

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