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ID (ISN) del documento111596
Número CIS 11-0255
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) McCullagh M.C.
Título Effects of a low intensity intervention to increase hearing protector use among noise-exposed workers
Información bibliográfica 2011, Vol.54, p.210-215. Illus. 34 ref.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) ruido; protección del oído; programas de higiene; agricultura
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; consciencia de seguridad; valoración del programa; protector de tímpanos; suministro de equipo de protección
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Protección individual
Ruido, audición, vibraciones
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultura
Hearing protection
Noise