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Bachelor of Public Health, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
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Introduction: Work-shifting is one of the inevitable achievements of technology and has become a part of the 24-hour community around the world. However, it has been considered as a health hazard, which can have adverse effects on various aspects of human life. Working in mines is a job that many people work in shifts in it and according to the specific conditions of the mine, they cannot adapt to it. So, the present study was conducted to investigate the health problems associated with work shifts in Bafq Central Iron Ore.
Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive analytical study was carried out in central iron ore using stratified random sampling. The sample size consisted of 310 workers using the Morgan table. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire and analyzed by SPSS 21 software
Results: The results showed a significant relationship between work shift and health problems of the employed workers. There was also a significant relationship between shifting and psychosocial problems. There was no significant relationship between work-shift and cardiovascular, skeletal, and gastrointestinal problems.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that shift-working is related with health problems and mental and psychological problems. Therefore, by developing appropriate shift schedules and holding counseling sessions and appropriate training for employees in different fields, the above problems can be reduced.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: safty
Received: 2017/08/28 | Accepted: 2017/10/18 | Published: 2017/10/31

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