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Khandan M, Koohpaei A. Survey the relationship between mental health statuses with safety behavior, occupational accident and demographic variables among workers: A case study in publication industry. johe. 2015; 2 (3) :17-28
URL: http://johe.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-95-en.html
Occupational Health Engineering Department, Qom University of Medical Sciences , koohpaei19@yahoo.com
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Background & objective: Physical and mental health of workers is one of the important factors affecting their job performance. The number of fatal occupational accidents in our country is high. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between mental health and safety behaviors, occupational accidents and demographic variables in a publishing industry in one of the central provinces of Iran, 2014.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study all operational employees (98 persons) were included. Researchers developed a demographics questionnaire, Goldberg general health-28, safety behavior checklist and self-reported accidents were tools to gather the required data. Statistical analysis such as independent T-test, ANOVA and Pearson correlation were used for data evaluation by SPSS V20.

Results: All workers were men and Mean of age was 41.79 also its standard deviation was 6.77. Studied personnel have been experienced occupational accident in a range of 0-5 cases. As well as, 80.75% of total observed behaviors (800) were safe. The mean score of GHQ test equals to 50.38±10.39 that was over the cut point (23). There was no significant relationship between mental health with safety behaviors (p>0.05). Also, significant level of its correlation with occupational accident was calculated as 0.08.

Conclusion: Workers mental health status was unacceptable. Although, work condition based on the occupational accident and safety behavior has not showed caution situation, but the ABC model (Activators-Behaviors-Consequences) can help to promote personnel behaviors and control accidents.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Safety

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