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Soury Laky M, Habibi E, Rahmani N, Parsazadeh B, charkhandaz yeganeh R. Safety and Occupational health Risk assessment in a metal industry using Job Safety Analysis and William Fine methods. rsj. 2016; 2 (2) :18-31
URL: http://rsj.iums.ac.ir/article-1-46-en.html
MSc Student in Occupational Health faculty of public health, iran university of medical sciences, tehran, iran
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Background: Metal industries are of accident-prone industries. Todays the hazard assessment in order to hazard control  is very important. Aim of this study was safety and occupational health risk assessment in a metal industry.

 Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2014 in Isfahan. Firstly three jobs, forging and fittings cutting and finery press operators, which had highest rate of accidents was selected. Then each task was broken into its subtasks and finally risk assessment using Job Safety Analysis and William Fine methods conducted. Findings analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics and controlling approaches was delivered.

Results: Assessments lead to identification of 21 hazards in forging, 9 in fittings cutting and 10 in finery press. Highest levels of risks were related to falling hot blocks, error in pushing foot pedal, hands strike to saw blades and environmental noise. Statistical Kruskal walis test showed that no statistical difference found among three jobs, both for Job Safety Analysis and William Fine.

Conclusion: The risk levels of each three jobs was worrying. It seems that applying controlling actions in order to eliminate or decline hazards level is necessary. 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/07/13 | Accepted: 2016/08/30 | Published: 2016/08/30

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