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Document ID (ISN)111725
CIS number 11-0418
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Griffin S.C., Neitzel R., Daniell W.E., Seixas N.S.
Title Indicators of hearing protection use: Self-report and researcher observation
Bibliographic information Oct. 2009, Vol.6, p.639-647. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract This study compares workers' self-reported use of hearing protection with their observed use in three workplaces with two types of noise environments: one construction site and one fixed industry facility with a variable noise environment, and one fixed industry facility with a steady noise environment. Subjects reported their use of hearing protection on self-administered surveys and activity cards, which were validated using researcher observations. Good agreement was found overall between subjects' self-reported HPD use and researcher observations. Workers in the steady noise environment self-reported hearing protection use more accurately on the surveys than workers in variable noise environments. The findings demonstrate the potential importance of noise exposure variability as a factor influencing reporting accuracy.
Descriptors (primary) human behaviour; exposure evaluation; hearing protection; safe working methods
Descriptors (secondary) continuous noise; recurrent noise; noise level measurement; subjective assessment; survey; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Noise
Psychological factors