Volume 3, Issue 3 (november 2019)                   ohhp 2019, 3(3): 278-289 | Back to browse issues page


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Young Researchers and Elite Club, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran
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Introduction: The overwhelming development of cities has increased the consumption of natural gas, which requires implementation of a gas network and installation of branches for consumers. This has increased the speed and stress of engineers supervising the gas company activities. The purpose of this study was to determine the dimensions of burnout in supervisory engineers of Fars Province Gas Company and to present appropriate solutions to control and eliminate them to improve their health and safety.
Methods: Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire, in which the emotional and occupational fatigue was assessed using the Maslach Burnout Questionnaire. The validity of the questionnaire content was assessed qualitatively using the panel of experts' opinion and its reliability was calculated by Cronbach's alpha. Data were analyzed by SPSS 21
Results : The results of regression test showed that psychological factors and work pressure had a significant relationship with participants' demographic characteristics as well as environmental and biological factors (P <0.05). Emotional exhaustion and consequent stress were observed among supervising engineers due to their high job stress that causes job burnout and depression among them. The mean emotional exhaustion was 96.2%.
Conclusion:  The results showed that more than 78.55% of the observers considered that their health and safety status was undesirable.  Work clothes and other personal protective equipment components had a significant relationship with pain in each of the studied areas. Similarly, a signifiacnt association was observed between the components of psychiatric periodic examinations and skeletal disorders (P <0.05).
 
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: ergonomy
Received: 2019/10/7 | Published: 2019/11/21

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