Relationship between macro-ergonomics and occupational stress in casting industry
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Research/Original Article (دارای رتبه معتبر)

Macro-ergonomics is an important factor that affects behavior, favorable performance and personnel’s efficiency that can cause conformity of employees by increasing labor and efficiency and in result decreasing employees’ stress amount. The aim of the present study was to investigate relationship between Macro-ergonomics and occupational stress in employees working in one casting industry in Isfahan.

Materials and methods

This study was analytical-descriptive and of the type sectional that was conducted on 100 employees. To determine Macro-ergonomics status score, the Macro-ergonomics status evaluation questionnaire and the standard questionnaire of occupational stress (HSE) was used. Data were analyzed using SPSS software, version 20 and using Pearson correlation tests and regression analysis and couple-t.


Pearson correlation test showed that there was negative relation between Macro-ergonomics score and occupational stress (r= -0.62, P<0.05). Also results showed that there was adverse relation between occupational stress with all of Macro-ergonomics areas (r= -0.598, P<0.05).


According to the results, Ergonomic factors have important role in occupational stress among employees. The more effect on decrease of occupational stress was observed when using suitable strategies and correction of this aspect of the organization.

Journal of Basic Research in Medical Sciences, Volume:2 Issue: 3, Summer 2015
24 to 30  
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