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Darcn E.S.,Bilecik University | Darcn M.,Ministry of Interior Affairs
Biomedical Research (India) | Year: 2017

Tractors have been identified as being associated with more fatalities than any other piece of machinery in agriculture; however, very little information is available about the type and nature of tractor related injuries in Turkey. This study was performed to describe the factors associated with fatal tractor injuries between 2005 and 2015 in Bilecik, Turkey. During the study period, 80 tractor fatalities were investigated. Deaths occurred significantly more frequent during the rollover (72.5%), followed by crash or collision with motor vehicle (11.25%). Almost a quarter of all farm deaths involve farmers over 70 years of age. The highest numbers of fatalities occurred in June on Mondays and during the period from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Despite considerable efforts agriculture continues to be a problematic sector to ensure desirable and required levels of safety standards. National awareness of existing risks and occupational safety and health in agriculture should be raised. © 2017, Scientific Publishers of India. All rights reserved.


Selcen Darcn E.,Bilecik University | Darcn M.,Ministry of Interior Affairs
Biomedical Research (India) | Year: 2016

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous sectors in all over the world. Although insufficient data report system, the rate of accidents in agriculture is higher than most of other industries. The most common accidents are those involving vehicles, agricultural equipment/machinery and falls from a height. During the period 2007-2014, 673 “falling from a height” accidents in Bilecik were investigated. More than a quarter of these falls are agriculture-related. Tree quarters of agriculture-related falls from height accidents happen between June and October. About one fifth of falling occurs in June. During the period 72 (41.6%) of agriculture-related falling are from a tree during the fruit-picking, 68 (39.3%) from a tractor or tractor trailer, 16 (9.2%) while trimming a tree and 17 (9.8%) from other causes (falling from agricultural vehicles or ladders, falling from a height during spraying, etc.). There are 8(4.6%) deaths and 46 (26.6%) severe injuries attributable to the agriculture-related falls from height accidents. Males are more likely to die from a fall. Accidental deaths and severe injuries are most frequent in September 12 (22.2%). Most of the incidents are preventable. Potential risk control measures include improving the availability and using of safety equipment, increasing situational awareness and risk perception, and developing safety culture among farmers and their families. This study allows, for the first time, description and analysis of the falls from height accidents in a city sample of Turkish agriculture sector. It is expected that results of this study may contribute to raise awareness about falling from height injuries. © 2016, Scientific Publishers of India. All rights reserved.


Darcin M.,Ministry of Interior Affairs
Environmental Science and Pollution Research | Year: 2014

Air quality-or its converse, air pollution-is a significant risk factor for human health. Recent studies have reported association between air pollution and human health. There are numerous diseases that may be caused by air pollution such as respiratory infection, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma. In this study, the relationship between air quality and quality of life was examined by using canonical correlation analysis. Data of this study was collected from 27 countries. WHO statistics were used as the main source of quality of life data set (Y variables set). European Environment Agency statistics and (for outdoor air-PM10) WHO statistics were used as the main source of air quality data set (X variables set). It is found that there are significant positive correlation between air quality and quality of life. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Darcin M.,Ministry of Interior Affairs
Fresenius Environmental Bulletin | Year: 2014

In this paper, the relationship between air quality [ammonia (NH3), nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and sulphur oxides (SOx)] and subjective well-being [life satisfaction, happiness, optimism] sets is analyzed by using data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) and 3rd European quality of life survey (3EQLS). Moreover, canonical correlation analysis is used to explain the correlation between two data sets. The results show that the SOx present strongest significantly negative effects on life satisfaction and happiness. However, other pollutants have very low impact on each of the subjective well-being variables. The link between life satisfaction and happiness is very strong. Optimism is also positively correlated with life satisfaction and happiness. Good air quality and optimism make people happier. The paper finds that there is a very strong relationship between air quality and subjective well-being (canonical correlation: 0.977; eigenvalue: 0.954; p< 0.0001). © by PSP Volume 23 - No 9a, 2014.


Darcin M.,Ministry of Interior Affairs | Alkan M.,Ministry of Interior Affairs
Promet - Traffic - Traffico | Year: 2015

Previous research has shown that mobile phone use while driving increases the risk of being involved in an accident. This paper investigates the reported frequency of taxi drivers′ mobile phone use and its effects on traffic safety. A representative sample of taxi drivers was included in an interview-based survey by trained interviewers. It was found that 81% of the taxi drivers reported talking by using hand-held phone while driving. There is a relationship between the phoning while driving and drivers′self-reported involvement in a dangerous situation. It is clear that the use of mobile phone while driving is an important traffic safety issue. © 2015, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Ministry of Interior Affairs
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Environmental science and pollution research international | Year: 2014

Air quality-or its converse, air pollution-is a significant risk factor for human health. Recent studies have reported association between air pollution and human health. There are numerous diseases that may be caused by air pollution such as respiratory infection, lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma. In this study, the relationship between air quality and quality of life was examined by using canonical correlation analysis. Data of this study was collected from 27 countries. WHO statistics were used as the main source of quality of life data set (Y variables set). European Environment Agency statistics and (for outdoor air-PM10) WHO statistics were used as the main source of air quality data set (X variables set). It is found that there are significant positive correlation between air quality and quality of life.

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