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Mohammad Fam I, Fazaeli A A, Sarv Ahmadi far M R. Estimation of the Burden of Occupational Accidents Using the DALY Index Based on the Activity Type: Case Study: Iran 2007-2017. johe 2020; 6 (4) :26-33
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1- Department of Health, Safety and Environment Management (HSE), School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- Health Management and Economics Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Management of Treatment in Social Security in Hamedan Province , MRSA2968@GMAIL.COM
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Background and Objective: Human beings are at the center of concerns for sustainable development in which they deserve health and safety. The rapid growth of industrialization coupled with insufficient attention to safety principles has led to an increase in the rate of occupational accidents in developing countries. This study aimed to estimate the years of life lost due to work-related accidents among workers covered by the National Organization of Social Security from 2007 to 2017.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted based on the statistics of occupational accidents reported by the National Organization of Social Security using the Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY) index. Disability percentiles were used to estimate the disability burden in this study. Moreover, Excel software was utilized to estimate the number of years lost due to early death and disability, and the overall years of life lost regarding the social values.
Results: The results showed that 181900 years were lost due to occupational accidents. Moreover, 15.8% and 84.2% of the lost years were due to early death and disability, respectively. It should be noted that the majority of
the work-related lost years (i.e., 39860 years, 21.9%) were related to construction activities.
Conclusion: The results of this study highlighted the poor supervision on construction activities and the need for training the construction workers and contractors.
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