Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2012 Nov;21(3):192-200.

Job Stress of Occupational Health Managers in Chemicals Manufacturing Factories

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  • 1Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, KOSHA, Daejeon, Korea. k0810@kosha.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study aimed to investigate job stress levels of occupational health managers and whether job stress levels were affected by various factors such as size and types of company and work-related characteristics of occupational health managers.
METHODS
The study was conducted from May to September 2011 in the chemicals manufacturing factories in Korea and total subjects were 59 occupational health managers. We measured job stress levels of occupational health managers using Korean occupational stress scale (KOSS) questionnaires and the information of company characteristics was obtained using a self-reported questionnaire.
RESULTS
The characteristics of company such as type, size and industries and job characteristics of occupational health managers were significant factors in job stress. Job demand, job control, job insecurity, organizational system and occupational environment scores were significantly associated with type, size and industries of company. In multiple regression analyses, we found that job demand was significantly associated with occupational position and type of company, and job insecurity was significantly associated with working hour. Also, we found that lack of reward was significantly associated with education level, speciality, duration of work and hour and type of company.
CONCLUSION
These results indicate that job stress of occupational health managers is significantly associated with work-related characteristics and company's characteristics.

Keyword

Chemical manufacturing companies; Occupational health manager; Job stress
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