|Document ID (ISN)||105360|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ologe F.E., Akande T.M., Olajide T.G.
||Noise exposure, awareness, attitudes and use of hearing protection in a steel rolling mill in Nigeria
||Sep. 2005, Vol.55, No.6, p.487-489. 10 ref.
||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.
||hearing protection; iron and steel industry; noise level; Nigeria
||questionnaire survey; risk awareness
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Nigeria|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Iron and steel industry