Health, safety and environmental unit performance assessment model under uncertainty (case study: steel industry)

  • Azin Shamaii
  • Manouchehr Omidvari
  • Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi


Performance assessment is a critical objective of management systems. As a result of the non-deterministic and qualitative nature of performance indicators, assessments are likely to be influenced by evaluators’ personal judgments. Furthermore, in developing countries, performance assessments by the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) department are based solely on the number of accidents. A questionnaire is used to conduct the study in one of the largest steel production companies in Iran. With respect to health, safety, and environment, the results revealed that control of disease, fire hazards, and air pollution are of paramount importance, with coefficients of 0.057, 0.062, and 0.054, respectively. Furthermore, health and environment indicators were found to be the most common causes of poor performance. Finally, it was shown that HSE management systems can affect the majority of performance safety indicators in the short run, whereas health and environment indicators require longer periods of time. The objective of this study is to present an HSE-MS unit performance assessment model in steel industries. Moreover, we seek to answer the following question: what are the factors that affect HSE unit system in the steel industry? Also, for each factor, the extent of impact on the performance of the HSE management system in the organization is determined.


Performance assessment HSE indices HSE unit Fuzzy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azin Shamaii
    • 1
  • Manouchehr Omidvari
    • 2
  • Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi
    • 3
  1. 1.Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Industrial and Mechanical Engineering FacultyIslamic Azad University, Qazvin BranchQazvinIran
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics, Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

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