|Document ID (ISN)||104943|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Neitzel R., Seixas N.
||The effectiveness of hearing protection among construction workers
||Apr. 2005, Vol.2, No.4, p.227-238. Illus. 45 ref.
||An analysis of data on noise exposure and hearing protection among construction workers is presented. Data were drawn from several large construction industry datasets, from a self-administered questionnaire on the use of hearing protection devices (HPDs) and from direct measurements of HPD attenuation at a work site. The workers assessed in this study were found to use hearing protection less than one-quarter of the time that they were exposed above 85dBA. Workers who reported "always" using HPDs in high noise on questionnaires were found to wear them only one-third of the time that their exposures exceeded 85dBA. Workers' self-reported use of HPDs during the most noisy non-occupational activities was also found to be low. These results demonstrate the need for better hearing conservation programs and expanded noise control efforts in the construction industry.
||hearing protection; hearing conservation; construction sites
||safety consciousness; sound attenuation; disobeying safety instructions; noise level measurement; computerized data bases; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)