Perceived safety culture and occupational risk factors among women in metal industries: A study in Turkey


6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Nevada, United States Of America, 26 - 30 July 2015, vol.3, pp.4956-4963 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.640
  • City: Nevada
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.4956-4963
  • Keywords: Occupation health and safety, Risk factors, Working women, Turkey, Metal industries, WORK, STRESS, MEN
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Although work provides many economic and other benefits, a wide array of workplace hazards also present risks to the health and safety of people at work. These include but are not limited to, "chemicals, biological agents, physical factors, ergonomic conditions, allergens, a complex network of safety risks," and a broad range of psychosocial risk factors. Occupational risk factors are those factors which directly or indirectly influence the health and performance of the workers. There are different risk factors associated to the working people's health within the given environment of the workplace. Participation of women at work is ensured by the laps of globalization. When we look into the role of women in today's world, women are employed in every industry and institute and hold nearly every kind of jobs. Present study aims at understanding the association between perceived occupational risk factors, safety culture and psycho-social health of working women in metal industries in Turkey. In this study, researchers try to highlight the importance of the issue in the context of Turkey and more specifically working women in metal industries. For the present study, 1750 working women were sampled from metal industries through simple random sampling by using sample size determinant formula in Turkey. The results showed that there is a positive association among perceived occupational risk factors, safety culture and Perception of safety awareness. The negative directional relation is observed between the Fatalism perception and awareness of safety and health of working women. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license.