Maturation pyramid of occupational health and safety

Perçin F. , Haydan E.

Engineering Sciences, vol.12, pp.262-270, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : Engineering Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.262-270


Occupational Health and Safety System (OHS) is important for governments, employers and workers. Recently, OHS program has developed day by day and tried to secure working environment. For this purpose, it is necessary that the written job security rules in the workplace should be internalized by employees, and employers, and government system. Workers can comply from the top to the bottom of organization and contribute to development of rules through their own personal knowledge, experience, and in-house training. In addition, they are complying with job security rules without requiring an audit, which is thus called as an occupational safety culture. Many employees are affected by accident and their health is deteriorated year by year, which inevitably leads to loss of work force thus countries suffering from economic and social damages. Moreover, OHS is not only enough for improving security culture but also requires collateral training and maturation processes. The purpose of OHS activity is to reduce job accidents that declines rate of work harm, economic loss and social problems in the government. Furthermore, occupational safety researches are associated with engineering techniques, in particular. To add, it includes human social and dependent sciences.Maturation and evolution in companies and countries are included in this concept. The present study emphasizes the new model as an approach to fatalism, formalism, prescriptivism, internalization, participation, and awareness.