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Document ID (ISN)106586
CIS number 07-686
ISSN - Serial title Communications de la CFST
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Waldmann H., Matzinger C.
Title Hearing protection: Less often means more
Original title Les appareils de protection de l'ou´e: moins signifie souvent plus... [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, No. 60, p.8-10. Illus.
Internet access http://www.ekas.ch/communication-fr.php?download=911&1166195952 [in French]
Abstract The main reasons that workers do not protect themselves sufficiently against noise include lack of awareness of the risk, the use of inappropriate means of protection and the lack of proper communication on the risk. Topics addressed by this article on hearing protection: risk awareness and individual responsibility; technical measures; instructions for use; level of protection required; new means of hearing protection; sound attenuation that allows verbal communications; responsibilities of employers.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; hearing conservation; noise
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; human behaviour; noise control; information of personnel; earplugs; earmuffs; responsibilities of employees; sound attenuation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Hearing protection