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Document ID (ISN)105518
CIS number 06-1197
ISSN - Serial title Prevent Focus
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Swinnen C.
Title Hearing protection at Ford in Genk
Original title Protection auditive sur mesure chez Ford Genk [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, No.10. p.14-17. Illus.
Abstract A Belgian automobile plant has adopted a new type of custom-made hearing protector, after testing and evaluating its cost-effectiveness. While the initial purchase of the otoplastic hearing protectors is relatively costly compared to single-use hearing protectors, they are considered to be economical in the long run. They are designed to prevent allergic reaction and they also offer excellent noise protection. Results of surveys among users of these devices show that they are well tolerated.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; noise; motor vehicle industry; earplugs; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) cost-benefit analysis; description of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Hearing protection