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Investigation of Occupational Accidents Induce Sever Injury in Fars, Iran from 2005 to 2007

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Occupational accidents and incidents are increased in parallel of growth and expansion of industries. Implementation of preventive measures requires detailed analysis of accidents. So, the major goal of this study was analyze data on occupational accidents induced sever injury in Fars province, in the period 2005-2007 in order to use clues that would support political definition of priorities and strategies for prevention.Data were collected from 200 accidents registered in the Fars Labor Organization. Inclusion criteria were having an occupational accident during 2005-2007 and availability of the events records.Analysis was done using SPSS software (version 16.0) and descriptive analysis was used.The majority of injured workers (98%) were male. Of the accidents, 79% were occurred in Fars’ capital. The most frequent occupational accidents and injuries occurred in private industries (97.5%). Most commonly affected workers were aged group 21 - 35. Results also shown that,84% of workers had low education under diplomalevel. Workers with experience less than one year (12 month) had more accident (52.5%) than others. The most frequent occupational accidents occurred in construction activities (construction building). Of the accident, 24.13% were occurred due to neglect of regulations and lack of supervision. Unsafe act and unsafe condition were causes of 21.68% accidents.Accidents analysis and assessment could be used to identify component causing accidents and to give recommendations for accident prevention. Some considerations should be regarding for preventive measures which included: implementing and evaluating training program and establishment of OHS system, as well as insurance position

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M. Kamalinia, H. Mohammadi, M. Mohrz, M. Arassi, M. Faghih and M. Mirzajani, "Investigation of Occupational Accidents Induce Sever Injury in Fars, Iran from 2005 to 2007," Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 113-118. doi: 10.4236/ojsst.2012.23015.

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