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Vazirinejad R, Esmaeili A, Kazemi M. Occupational Accidents in Construction Industry Among People Reffering to Lobor and Social Affairs Office Rafsanjan, During 2000-2002. JRUMS. 2005; 4 (4) :326-331
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  Occupational Accidents in Construction Industry Among People Reffering to Lobor and Social Affairs Office Rafsanjan, During 2000-2002



  R. Vazirinejad PhD [1] , A. Esmaeili PhD1, M. Kazemi PhD Student [2]


  Background: Injuries due to accidents have been known as one of the most important cause of disability and death in human communities. Of these, accidents in construction industry are in particular important. This study is conducted to determine factors related to occopational accidents of construction industry and to recognise the outcomes of these accidents in Rafsanjan .

  Material and Methods: Our population comprised all cases who were working in construction industry and were registered as having an occupational accident during 2000 to 2002 based on vecords obtained from the central office of labor and social affairs in Rafsanjan. Information about age, gender, the latest educational qualification, marifal status, type of activity, experience, cause of accidents, sites of injury, and the outcome of accident were collected. Parametric tests (z-test, t-test, correlation test) and non-parametric tests (Chi-Square, Fisher Exact) were used to compare groups.

  Results: Mean age was 35.8±11.1 years (n=70, min=11 yrs, max=55 yrs). A vast were male (98.6%, n=69) and 83% (n=58) were married. In 36% (n=25) and %30 (n=21) of cases, the accident was due to carelessness and inadequate usage of protective equipment, respectively. The biggest proportion of cases (23%, n=16) were employed in welding activities and the least proportion of injured people were electric workers (7.9%, n=5). A big proportion (45%, n=31) of cases had an experience of less than 5 years. About 18% (n=12) of cases were died due to accidents and 30% (n=21) of cases had a long-term outcome of disability for the rest of their lives.

  Conclussion: It can is concluded that occopational health education programs specially for younger employees with a short work experience are strongly suggested. Protective equipment should be available and workers should be persuaded to use these equipment .


Key words: Occupational accidents, Construction accidents, Protective equipment, Rafsanjan

  [1] - Assistant Professor, University of Medical Seinces, Social Medicine Department, Medical School, Rafsanjan

  Corresponding author, Tel: (0391)5234003 , Fax: (0391)5225209, E-mail: rvazirinejad@yahoo.ac.uk

  [2] - PhD Student and Academic Member, University of Medical Seinces, Nursing School, Rafsanjan

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