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Volume 8, Issue 4 (winter 2021)                   J Prevent Med 2021, 8(4): 25-35 | Back to browse issues page

Research code: IR.SEMUMS.REC.1395:98
Ethics code: IR.SEMUMS.REC.1395:98

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Beljikangarlou M, Naebi Taheri M, Dehdashti A, Fatemi F, ZadehAbbas B. Risk assessment of occupational safety and health hazards using job safety analysis: A case study of steel industry. J Prevent Med. 2021; 8 (4) :25-35
URL: http://jpm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-495-en.html
1- BS, Department of Occupational Health, Student Responsible Committee, Faculty of Health, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.
2- BS, Department of Occupational Health, HSE expert of Kavir Steel Complex, BS student in Occupational Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.
3- PHD, Department of Occupational Health, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
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Introduction: Steel industries are considered as one of the most risky industries. Today, risk assessment is very   important in order to maintain the health of the workforce. This study assessed the risks related to various tasks in a steel industry using Job Safety Analysis (JSA) method.
Methods: This cross-sectional and descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 20 maintenance workers in a steel industry. MIL-STD standard was used to identify hazards and evaluate the risks related to the activities of maintenance workers. Job Safety Analysis (JSA) checklists were completed through direct observation and interview with operators. The data were analyzed by descriptive and analytical methods and control measures were suggested.
Results: In total, 271 risks were identified. The results showed that identified risks were 5.1% at high, 32.4% at fairly high, 45% at moderate, and 17.7% at low level. More than one third of identified risks were considered to be unacceptable. The highest risk priority number was 3 with a frequency of 14 and related to the risk of exposure to noise above 100 decibels.
Conclusion: Based on the identification of hazardous activities of maintenance workers, priority should be given to control measures in the use of personal protective equipment, safety training, the use of occupational safety permits, and regular monitoring and inspection of equipment to prevent and reduce related risks.

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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Health Professional
Received: 2021/07/2 | Accepted: 2021/11/10 | Published: 2021/12/31

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