|Document ID (ISN)||108912|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Tsukada T., Sakakibara H.
||A trail [sic] of individual education for hearing protection with an instrument that measures the noise attenuation effect of wearing earplugs
||July 2008, Vol.46, No.4, p.393-396. 11 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_46_4_393.pdf [in English]
||The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of individual training of workers, using an instrument to quantitatively evaluate the noise attenuation gained with the use of earplugs, on the use of hearing protection devices. The subjects were 68 male workers exposed to noise of above 80dB(A) at an electronic parts manufacturer in Japan. They received group instruction on the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss, and individual education on the proper use of earplugs. Two months after the training, the prevalence of the regular use of hearing protectors among workers in loud working environments increased from 46% to 66%. The results suggest that individual training is an effective means to increase both the usage rate and the proper use of hearing protection devices.
||hearing loss; sound attenuation; safety and health training; electronics industry; earplugs
||Japan; noise level; disobeying safety instructions; motivation; programme evaluation; human behaviour
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
||Other industries and occupations
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment