Volume 6      Special Issue-2018

Examining the state of OSH in Jordan



Ghani Albaali1*, Ghafoor Al Saidi2

1Department of Environment Technology and Management, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan

2King Talal Faculty of Business and Technology, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan



This work addresses the issue of a significant number of work related accidents and injuries in Jordan. It does so by understanding the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) situation in the country through the presentation and examination of the available records and numbers for these accidents and injuries. It was found in this work that only a part of Jordan’s work accidents and injuries are being reported and recorded, while many of the country’s workers are not covered by such records. The study’s main findings showed that in the year 2010, the country suffered around 37 work injuries every day, and one worker died every 200 occurring work accidents. About half of the recorded work accidents took place in the industrial sector. The research helped in understanding how work safety conditions can be improved by presenting measures and advices.

 Keywords: Occupational safety and health, Management system, Safety risks

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