Çalışanlarda iş güvenliği ve iş kazası algısı: Mavi yakalılar üzerine bir araştırma

Translated title of the contribution: The Perception of Employees on Occupational Safety and Accident: A Research on Blue-Collar Workers

Serkan Bayraktaroğlu, Mustafa Aras, Erhan Atay

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The increasing importance of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in our country and in the World and the changing nature of the work have created the necessity for healthier and safer working environments. This fact made the HR personnel to be more aware of the OHS problems of their company. OHS is crucial in lessening the occupational illnesses and preventing the work accidents as well as creating safe working environments. In this study, the issue of providing riskfree working environment for the blue-collar employees have been dealt with theoretically and empirically from the perspective of HRM. It is evident that work accidents and occupational illnesses generally occur within the blue-collar groups and also there appears to have a lack of the OHS issues within the HRM literature. The aim of the research to analyse the perceptions of the blue-collar employees and to determine whether the perception level may differ according to the demographical factors of the sample. In this context, a questionnaire has been issued and the data collected from 120 employees from a food industry organisation (called as Company X) in Sakarya, Turkey. As a result of the analysis made, the employees’ perception level of the occupational safety and accidents was found to be generally high. This perception level did not have any causal relationship with most of the demographical factors such as marital status, education level and tenure. However, there was a positive relationship between the perception level and the age factor.
Translated title of the contributionThe Perception of Employees on Occupational Safety and Accident: A Research on Blue-Collar Workers
Original languageTurkish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalUluslararası Yönetim ve Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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