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Mohammadfam E, Rahimi D, Mououdi M, Behzadi M. Evaluating Performance of Safety Management and Occupational Health Using Total Quality Safety Management Model (TQSM). TB 2015; 14 (4) :23-35
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1772-en.html
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences , mououdi2006@yahoo.com
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Introduction: All organizations, whether public or private, necessitate performance evaluation systems in regard with growth, stability, and development in the competitive fields. One of the existing models for performance evaluation of occupational health and safety management is Total Quality Safety Management model (TQSM). Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate performance of safety management and occupational health utilizing TQSM model.

Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, the population consisted of 16 individuals, including managers, supervisors, and members of technical protection and work health committee. Then the participants were asked to respond to TQSM questionnaire before and after the implementation of Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services 18001 (OHSAS18001). Ultimately, the level of each program as well as the TQSM status were determined before and after the implementation of OHSAS18001.

Results: The study results showed that the scores obtained by the company before OHSAS 18001’s implementation, was 43.7 out of 312. After implementing OHSAS 18001 in the company and receiving the related certificate, the total score of safety program that company could obtain was 127.12 out of 312 demonstrating a rise of 83.42 scores (26.8%). The paired t-test revealed that mean difference of TQSM scores before and after OHSAS 18001 implementation was proved to be significant (p> 0.05).

Conclusion: The study findings demonstrated that TQSM can be regarded as an appropriate model in order to monitor the performance of safety management system and occupational health, since it possesses the ability to quantitatively evaluate the system performance.

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/11/17 | Accepted: 2015/11/17 | Published: 2015/11/17

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