|Document ID (ISN)||108289|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Neitzel R., Meischke H., Daniell W., Trabeau M., Somers S., Seixas N.S.
||Development and pilot test of hearing conservation training for construction workers
||Feb. 2008, Vol.51, No.2, p.120-129. Illus. 36 ref.
||Hearing conservation efforts in construction frequently rely on use of hearing protection devices (HPDs): however, training on HPDs is often not provided, and usage rates remain low. In this study, a hearing conservation training program was developed and tested. Programme contents and delivery methods were selected to optimize the effectiveness and flexibility of the training. Evaluation measures selected to assess training-related changes in self-reported HPD use included noise dosimetry and a survey concerning workers beliefs and attitudes towards HPDs and their use. The training program was tested on a construction site. Complete assessment data were available for 23 workers. The percent of time when hearing protection was used during noise levels above 85dB(A) nearly doubled post-training.
||hearing protection; safety and health training; construction industry; construction sites
||safety consciousness; supply of personal protective equipment; programme evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Construction industry and civil engineering