Safety culture evaluation in the metal products industry of Iran

Maryam Ooshaksaraie, Amran Ab. Majid, Muhamad Samudi Yasir, Redzuwan Yahaya

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Safety culture is a complex structure in an organization that includes values and attitudes, most of which are potentially changeable and related to actual accident behavior. In this study, the components of safety culture included organizational commitment, management involvement, employee empowerment, reporting system, and rewarding system. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the safety culture, and to analyze the difference in safety culture in the metal products industry in Iran (Guilan Province) with regard to companies' size. Metal products industry was chosen because of the higher occupational injuries rates amongst the industries in Iran. The companies were chosen based on their size. A total of 714 respondents from 14 companies participated in the survey. The method used in this study was a questionnaires quantitative type based on a Lickert scale and the data collected were analyzed statistically. The one-way ANOVA was used to test for significant difference in safety culture in the metal products industry with regard to companies' size. The results showed that safety culture was not strong based on the mean for average score of 2.58 which was less than 3 compared to the possible maximum of 5. One-way ANOVA analysis revealed that there was a significant difference among safety culture with respect to companies' size. Large companies had stronger safety culture compared to smaller. Based on the findings the hypothesis of this study is accepted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-169
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

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organizational culture
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Keywords

  • Employee empowerment
  • Management involvement
  • Organizational commitment
  • Reporting system
  • Rewarding system
  • Safety culture

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Ooshaksaraie, M., Ab. Majid, A., Yasir, M. S., & Yahaya, R. (2009). Safety culture evaluation in the metal products industry of Iran. European Journal of Social Sciences, 11(1), 160-169.

Safety culture evaluation in the metal products industry of Iran. / Ooshaksaraie, Maryam; Ab. Majid, Amran; Yasir, Muhamad Samudi; Yahaya, Redzuwan.

In: European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 1, 11.2009, p. 160-169.

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Ooshaksaraie, M, Ab. Majid, A, Yasir, MS & Yahaya, R 2009, 'Safety culture evaluation in the metal products industry of Iran', European Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 160-169.
Ooshaksaraie M, Ab. Majid A, Yasir MS, Yahaya R. Safety culture evaluation in the metal products industry of Iran. European Journal of Social Sciences. 2009 Nov;11(1):160-169.
Ooshaksaraie, Maryam ; Ab. Majid, Amran ; Yasir, Muhamad Samudi ; Yahaya, Redzuwan. / Safety culture evaluation in the metal products industry of Iran. In: European Journal of Social Sciences. 2009 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 160-169.
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