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Document ID (ISN)108289
CIS number 08-934
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Neitzel R., Meischke H., Daniell W., Trabeau M., Somers S., Seixas N.S.
Title Development and pilot test of hearing conservation training for construction workers
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.51, No.2, p.120-129. Illus. 36 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; safety and health training; construction industry; construction sites
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; supply of personal protective equipment; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Construction industry and civil engineering
Hearing protection