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Document ID (ISN)108290
CIS number 08-935
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Trabeau M., Neitzel R., Meischke H., Daniell W.E., Seixas N.S.
Title A comparison of "train-the-trainer" and expert training modalities for hearing protection use in construction
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.51, No.2, p.130-137. 13 ref.
Abstract This study compared the effectiveness of noise induced hearing loss prevention training programmes delivered using "Train-the-Trainer" and expert trainer modalities. Participating construction companies were assigned to one of the two modalities. The effectiveness of the modalities was assessed through the use of surveys. The accuracy of self-reported hearing protection device use was also evaluated through on-site observation. Post-training scores for hearing conservation knowledge, perceived barriers, and current and intended future use of hearing protection devices improved significantly for both training modalities. The effectiveness of the training was not found to be dependent on training modality. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; safety and health training; construction industry; construction sites
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; programme evaluation; comparative study; supply of personal protective equipment; job study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Construction industry and civil engineering
Hearing protection