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Document ID (ISN)111596
CIS number 11-0255
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McCullagh M.C.
Title Effects of a low intensity intervention to increase hearing protector use among noise-exposed workers
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.54, p.210-215. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract Farm operators experience exposure to high noise and high prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss, but use of hearing protection in this worker group is low. The purpose of this study was to test a brief intervention to increase farm operators' use of hearing protection. A random sample of 32 members of a farmers' organization was supplied a variety of hearing protectors. Participants received an assortment of hearing protectors by mail with manufacturer's instructions for use. Mean pre-intervention hearing protector use when in high noise in this group was 23%. Of the 32 participants, 27 were exposed to hazardous noise during the study period. Post-intervention mean use of HPDs was 64%, an increase of 41%. Results of this study suggest that overall, hearing protectors were acceptable to farm operators, and that a brief mailed intervention is feasible.
Descriptors (primary) noise; hearing protection; health programmes; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) USA; safety consciousness; programme evaluation; earplugs; supply of personal protective equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Hearing protection
Noise