|Document ID (ISN)||107022|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Arezes P.M., Miguel A.S.
||Hearing protection use in industry: The role of risk perception
||Apr. 2005, Vol.43, No.4, p.253-267. Illus. 23 ref.
||The objective of this study was to analyse the associations between individual risk perception factors of noise exposure and the use of hearing protection devices. It involved a sample of 434 industrial workers exposed to noise levels greater than the action level defined in Portuguese legislation (85dB(A)). Data on workers' risk perception of noise exposure and their use of hearing protection were obtained by means of a questionnaire. Multivariate analysis revealed that risk perception plays a significant role as a predictor of workers' behaviour with respect to the use of hearing protection devices. Results suggest that risk perception should be considered as an essential issue in the design and implementation of hearing conservation programmes.
||hearing protection; risk awareness; noise level
||subjective assessment; Portugal; human behaviour; disobeying safety instructions; permissible levels; questionnaire survey; hearing loss
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Portugal|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)