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Document ID (ISN)105067
CIS number 06-693
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DMT 103TF142
Author(s) Magaud-Camus I., Floury M.C., Vinck L., Waltisperger D.
Title Noise at the workplace in 2003: A stressor affecting three employees out of ten
Original title Le bruit au travail en 2003: une nuisance qui touche trois salariés sur dix [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, No.103, p.327-334. Illus. 2 ref.
Internet access$File/TF142.pdf [in French]
Abstract The SUMER 2003 survey in France (see CIS 95-161) showed that close to a third of all workers are exposed to noise. Some 7% of all employees are exposed to harmful noise levels, and 25% to other types of noise while being less of a health hazard nonetheless have an impact. Industrial and construction workers are the most affected, however these sectors are those that generally provide acoustic protection. Employees exposed to harmful noise levels at work have a more stressful form of work organization than other employees and are also more exposed to other physical hazards.
Descriptors (primary) France; job-exposure relation; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; manufacturing industries; supply of personal protective equipment; survey; construction industry; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise