ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS OCCURED IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED FURNITURE MANUFACTURING FIRMS IN TURKEY
In this study, the industrial accidents that occurred in small-sized furniture manufacturing firms have been analyzed. We’ve had interviews with 311 workers in 175 workplaces. As a result of the statistical analysis of the obtained data, the factors affecting the industrial accidents have been stated. The necessary steps to prevent and minimize these accidents have been stated in relation to these factors. A relationship has been found between the educational level and the number of years the accident takes place after starting the job according to the Kendalls tau-c test results. According to the weak correlation level (r = -0.256), the accidents occur in early periods when educational level increases. It has been stated that this situation might be due to inadequate practical education.