Job stress is one of the most important phenomena in social life and is a serious threat to the health of the workforce in the world. Job stress can cause occupational accidents and incidents resulting injuries to people and damage equipment of the workplace. Firefighting is also one of the most stressful occupations. Firefighters are among the most important specialty occupation that need to be physically and mentally fit to perform safely their missions and tasks. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between occupational stress and work accidents among the staff of fire department and safety services of Yazd city.
This is a descriptive study that was performed on 9 individuals who were selected from the whole statistical population by available sampling method. The validity coefficient of job stress questionnaire was 0.78 and the validity of both questionnaires was confirmed by some experts. Statistical methods used in this study include descriptive and inferential statistics (Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis) which were performed by spss12 software.
he results showed that occupational stress was higher than usual and there was a significant relationship between occupational stress and variables such as physical status of workplace, work injury and injury, time pressure at work, workplace problems and decision making at work. The severity of the correlation between all of these cases is strong except for moderate to severe accidents and stress also plays an important role in predicting the rate of accidents.
According to the findings of the study of employees exposed to stress, they are more weakened and suffering from low spirits and stress indifferent to tasks, decreasing the energy of adaptation of employees, decreasing efficiency, problems in decision making, Disrupting organizational communication and decreasing job values and organizational productivity of firefighting staff are therefore important in assessing job stress on firefighters.