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Document ID (ISN)105360
CIS number 06-941
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ologe F.E., Akande T.M., Olajide T.G.
Title Noise exposure, awareness, attitudes and use of hearing protection in a steel rolling mill in Nigeria
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.55, No.6, p.487-489. 10 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey was carried out among 116 workers in a steel rolling mill in Nigeria to collect information on their knowledge and attitudes towards hazardous occupational noise and preventive measures. Noise mapping of the factory was also performed. Average noise levels ranged from 49dB(A) in the administrative area to 93dB(A) at the steel finishing stage. There was high awareness of noise hazards (93%) and methods of prevention (92%) but only 27% of workers possessed hearing protectors and only 28% of these stated that they used them all the time. Initiatives are required to increase the use of effective preventive measures.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; iron and steel industry; noise level; Nigeria
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; risk awareness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNigeria
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Iron and steel industry
Hearing protection