Hellenic Open University Conferences, International Conference on Business & Economics of the Hellenic Open University 2015

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Lack of inspections by the Safety Inspectors, lack of worker’s training and the exposure into dangerous conditions, are causes of an exceptionally high number of industrial accidents at work in Greece: A Multinomial Logistic Regression
CHRISTOS CONSTANTINOS FRANGOS, CONSTANTINOS CHRISTOS FRAGKOS, Ioannis Sotiropoulos

Building: Titania
Room: Solon
Date: 2015-02-06 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Last modified: 2015-01-27

Abstract


Abstract

The strong commitment of the management of a company to the maintenance of a safe work environment is an important stimulus for its workers to be loyal to the company and to make every effort to keep the company profitable.In this paper we investigate by a sample survey in a sample of 763 workers who work in heavy industries in Greece the factors which contribute to the occurrence of accidence at work. An exploratory factor analysis  ,Reliability Analysis and  Multinomial Logistic Regression revealed the following factors which increase the frequency of occurrence of accidents at work:

Exposure of the workers to physical or technical dangerous conditions at work, lack of inspections by the Government’s Safety Inspectors  , lack of training programs designed by the company in order to protect the workers from harmful machinery and to show to them the proper use of tools, lack of proper  maintenance of machinery and negligence in the part of the company in following the recommendations of safety inspectors.

JEL CLASSIFICATION B16,B21, B23,C10, C38,E20, E24


Keywords


Statistical Analysis of Industrial Accidents