Investigating of Job Stress and Worker’s Accidents Relationship in Geotechnical/Construction Projects in Zanjan

Document Type : Case Study


1 Department of Education and Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Branch, Zanjan, Iran

2 Department of Education and Psychology, Abdolrahman Sufi Razi Higher Educational Institute, Zanjan, Iran



The geotechnical and civil projects are very special tasks for different range of workers which is provided wide stress levels in persons. In the meantime, the construction tasks have faced with hard working and accidents during job. The presented study attempted to investigate the empirical relationship related job stress and workers’ accident during the constrictions. In this regards, 50 individuals with a history of occupational accidents and 120 without accidents experiences on construction are considered in Zanjan. The experiment was conducted based on Belkic occupational stress index (BOSI) and general health (GHQ28) questionnaires and during the study, the types of job stressors were identified and the odds ratio of occupational accidents in the study population in relation to job stress was determined. According to the results, the most important job stressors in construction projects are time pressure, working with machines, interacting with colleagues, and environmental pressure.