Investigation of Job Satisfaction and Occupational Safety Perceptions of Employees in Wastewater Treatment Plants: Study of Istanbul

Authors

  • Rüştü Uçan Uskudar University, Mimar Sinan, Selmani Pak Cd, 34672 Uskudar/Istanbul
  • Hakan Şanlıer Uskudar University, Mimar Sinan, Selmani Pak Cd, 34672 Uskudar/Istanbul
  • Müge Ensari Özay Uskudar University, Mimar Sinan, Selmani Pak Cd, 34672 Uskudar/Istanbul https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4785-5503

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ijosh.v10i1.29876

Keywords:

Job satisfaction, Occupational health and safety, occupational safety perception, wastewater treatment plant

Abstract

Background: There exist many fatal occupational accidents in the works carried out in wastewater treatment plants.

Objective: This research was carried out to determine the relationship between job satisfaction levels and occupational safety perceptions of employees working in wastewater treatment plants.

Methods: In this study, a questionnaire including Minnesota Job Satisfaction Scale and Occupational Safety Scale is applied to a total of 161 people aged 16-65 years working in two different Advanced Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants in Istanbul by simple random sampling. Statistical Package for Social Science version-22 was used. Seventeen hypotheses were analyzed to show the relation between the occupational safety perceptions and socio-demographic parameters of employees.

Results: The results show that there is no significant relationship between job satisfaction and occupational safety perception of the personnel working in wastewater treatment plants (F=0.096 and p=0.227 >0.05). On the other hand, it is found that there is a statistically significant difference between the level of job satisfaction perception and age of the employees (F=2.358 and p=0.002 <0.05), as well as monthly income ranges (F=4.126 and p=0.008 <0.05).

Conclusion: Consequently, the hazards associated with the work should be explained to employees of the wastewater treatment plant in detail. Furthermore, it is suggested to maintain an increase in wages to increase job satisfaction.

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Author Biographies

Rüştü Uçan, Uskudar University, Mimar Sinan, Selmani Pak Cd, 34672 Uskudar/Istanbul

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health and Safety

Hakan Şanlıer, Uskudar University, Mimar Sinan, Selmani Pak Cd, 34672 Uskudar/Istanbul

Postgraduate student, Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Uskudar University

Müge Ensari Özay, Uskudar University, Mimar Sinan, Selmani Pak Cd, 34672 Uskudar/Istanbul

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health and Safety

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Published

2020-07-05

How to Cite

Uçan, R., Şanlıer, H., & Özay, M. E. (2020). Investigation of Job Satisfaction and Occupational Safety Perceptions of Employees in Wastewater Treatment Plants: Study of Istanbul. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health, 10(1), 3–10. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijosh.v10i1.29876

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