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Kerman University of Medical Science- Bam International Center , bpegman@yahoo.com
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Abstract Background: This study was designed as an epidemiologic survey on occupational accidents in Marvdasht, Arsanjan and Passargad in a 6 year period. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study which was conducted on occupational accidents occurred between 2005-2010 in all industrial and producial units in Marvdasht, Passargad and Arsanjan. The frequency of accidents was calculated according to the type of accident, time of accident, job, sex, age, marital status, educational status, employment duration, insurance status, nationality and type of activity. Data was analyzed using chi square test. Results: The highest frequency of accidents occurred in 25-29 years age group (29.75%), the most important cause of accidents was fall (36.82%), the job with the highest frequency of accidents was construction (38.6%), the most frequent time of accidents was in 7-10 AM (31.7%), the most frequent organ involved was hand (29.26%) and the most frequent outcome was injury-fracture-toxicity (65.7%). Conclusion: According to the results employers and managers should implement research-based educational programs about health, job and management in order to observe the effects of industrial hygiene on the reduction of occupational accidents in the workplace.
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Received: 2012/02/15 | Accepted: 2020/04/14 | Published: 2020/04/14

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