International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

A research on work accidents in forest products industry in Duzce

Tarik Gedik and Derya Sevim Korkut*
Department of Forest Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Duzce University, Duzce, 81620, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 27 September 2011
  •  Published: 23 November 2011



This study aimed at examining the work accidents and their possible causes experienced by the workers of the industry of forest products active in Duzce and their occupationallives, and determining the solutions suggested. In this study, a questionnaire method was used as a data gathering tool. The questionnaire used in the study composed of 4 main parts and 46 questions. In the forest products industry in Duzce, there are 3500 workers according to the 2010 data. It is required that a minimum of 250 workers should be reached with 90% trust level. 264 workers were reached to increase the reliability of the study. As a result of the study, it was seen that 6.8% of the participants experienced a certain work accident. It was detected that the participants experienced work accidents between the hours of 13 to 15 at most. Thursday and Friday were detected as the days in which work accidents mostly occurred. It was suggested to the administrators of the management at the end of the study that, the participants should be given instructions on the subjects of occupational health and occupational safety when they newly started to work, and these instructions should be carried on at certain periods (once in 6 months).


Key words: Work accident, occupational safety, forest products industry, Duzce, Turkey.