ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol
view in a printer-friendly format »

Hunting - 5 entries found

Your search criteria are

  • Hunting

2004

CIS 04-434 Pawlaczyk-Łuszczyńska M., Dudarewicz A., Bąk M., Fiszer M., Kotyło P., Śliwińska-Kowalska M.
Temporary changes in hearing after exposure to shooting noise
The objectives of this study were to evaluate exposure to noise from small-calibre weapons, to compare the post-exposure changes in hearing measured by pure-tone audiometry (PTA) and transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE) and to correlate these changes with noise parameters. The study included 18 hunters (group I) and 28 candidate policemen (group II) exposed to noise from small firearms during target practices. Group I was unprotected during shooting, whereas group II used commonly-available hearing protectors. PTA and TEOAE were performed before and 2-10 min after shooting. Noise exposure was evaluated by in situ measurements. Results show that even short-term exposure to noise from small-calibre firearms might cause temporary hearing impairment. Therefore, the use of earmuffs is strongly recommended, because most of them seem to effectively attenuate noise from small-calibre firearms.
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, 2nd quarter 2004, Vol.17, No.2, p.285-294. Illus. 25 ref.

1998

CIS 01-708
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety guide for gamekeepers
Aimed at gamekeepers, this guide provides practical advice in the following areas: legal requirements; training; work environment; provision of first aid; duties to the public; control of hazardous chemicals; use of cyanide gassing powders; off-road transport; use of guns; chainsaws; overhead power lines; health hazards (Weil's disease, Lyme disease, dust, tetanus); burning moorland vegetation; pheasant rearing; deer stalking (handling and treatment of carcasses); work on inland waters. Replaces CIS 94-1869.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1998. 12p. Illus. 10 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg177.pdf [in English]

CIS 00-971
Health and Safety Executive
Guns
This leaflet (revision of CIS 94-1890) gives basic practical advice on the safe use of rifles and shotguns. Contents: legal responsibilities; training and supervision; safety checks before using a gun; procedure for passing a gun to a companion; safe use of a gun (loading and unloading, carrying guns, handling guns in the vicinity of obstacles and on difficult terrain, handling ammunition); shooting; safety at organized events; guns in vehicles; hearing protection.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, July 1998. 12p. Illus. 4 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/as7.pdf [in English]

1994

CIS 94-1869
Health and Safety Executive
Health and safety guide for gamekeepers
Contents of this guide: legal requirements; training; work environment; provision of first aid; duties to the public; control of hazardous chemicals; use of cyanide gassing powders; off-road transport; use of guns; chainsaws; overhead power lines; general health hazards (Weil's disease, Lyme disease, dust, tetanus); burning moorland vegetation; pheasant rearing; deer stalking (handling and treatment of carcasses); work on inland waters.
HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, July 1994. 12p. Illus. 11 ref.

1988

CIS 90-867 Barss P., Ennis S.
Injuries caused by pigs in Papua New Guinea
Detailed case studies of 20 injuries (many serious and 1 fatal) caused by domestic and wild pigs in a tropical environment. Both surgical problems and secondary infections are discussed. Safer methods for the hunting of pigs are proposed.
Medical Journal of Australia, 5-19 Dec. 1988, Vol.149, No.1112, p.649-656. Illus. 34 ref.