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Volume 6, Issue 1 (Journal of Ergonomics 2018)                   Iran J Ergon 2018, 6(1): 65-74 | Back to browse issues page

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Homayounfar M, Fadaei Eshkiki M, Sedaghat R. The effect of safety management system practices, ethical leadership and self-efficacy on safety behaviour of workers in hard and harmful jobs in manufacturing industries of Guilan province . Iran J Ergon 2018; 6 (1) :65-74
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1- Assistant Professor in Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad Univerdity, Rasht, Iran
2- Assistant Professor in Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad Univerdity, Rasht, Iran , fadaei@iaurasht.ac.ir
3- MA of Excecutive Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad Univerdity, Rasht, Iran
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Background: Safety and safety behaviors, especially in hard and harmful jobs are among the most critical issues ahead manufacturing industries in developing countries. This research has been developed to investigate the affecting elements on safety behaviors of workers in hard and harmful jobs in manufacturing industries of Guilan province.
Methods: The method of this research is descriptive and its purpose is practical. The statistical population of the research includes workers in hard and harmful jobs in casting and pressing department of manufacturing industries of Guilan province were 384 out of them were chosen as sample through non-random sampling and using Morgan table due to the unavailability of the people and, required data were collected using the questionnaire. After validity (content) and reliability test of the questionnaire and describing the research variables using SPSS, the hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling method and based on LISREL 8.5.
Results: Findings indicate that the effect of safety management system practices on safety compliance and motivation; ethical leadership on safety acceptance and participation; self-efficacy on safety motivation and acceptance; and safety compliance on safety acceptance and participation are verified; however the effect of safety management system practic  on safety compliance, self-efficacy on safety participation and ethical leadership on safety acceptance do not verified. The results indicate that the model variables explains 68.8% of safety behavior variations.
Conclusion: Self efficacy has the highest indirect effect on safety behavior (safety acceptance and participation) which both of these effects mediate by safety motivation. Thus, empowering the self-efficacy will increase safety behaviors.

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Received: 2018/05/18 | Accepted: 2018/07/29 | ePublished: 2018/07/29

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