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Ghods, Ali Asghar and Alhani, Fatemah and Anosheh, Monireh and Kahoei , Mahdi (2009) Epidemiology of occupational accidents in Semnan (2002-2006). Koomesh. pp. 95-99.

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    Introduction: Occupational injury is a major health problem in developing countries. The first step in trade Occupational injury problems is to identify pattern and characteristics. Thus, the aim of this study was to demonstrate status of work injuries admissions to trauma hospital in Semnan, as a main industrial city of Iran. Material and Methods: This descriptive study was performed based on the information collected from all injured patients admitted during to hospitals in Semnan during 2002-2006. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 11 Results: The results showed the incidence rate of occupational accidents was 3.8/1000 during years between 2002 and 2006. Occupational accidents were greater in young (20-24 years), male and married workers. Most of accidents had been happened between 7and 10 am. Finally, most related factors were personal factors (fatigue, multi-job, family problems, and using of medicines. These factors were responsible for 53.6% of all occupational accidents. Conclusion: It seems that constant safety education for the public and professional training for workers would reduce the incidence of occupational injuries. Prevention strategies and guidelines, particularly about personal factors that are implicated in injuries during working, must be provided and coordinated on a national level. These guidelines should Keywords: Accident, Occupational, Injuries, Workers, Semnan

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 08:14
    Last Modified: 31 Dec 2016 08:14

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