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Document ID (ISN)109359
CIS number 09-432
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Picard M., Girard S.A., Simard M., Larocque R., Leroux T., Turcotte F.
Title Association of work-related accidents with noise exposure in the workplace and noise-induced hearing loss based on the experience of some 240,000 person-years of observation
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.40, No.5, p.1644-1652. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract This retrospective study explored the association between occupational noise exposure, permanent noise-induced hearing loss and work-related accident risk. Log-binomial analysis was used to ascertain the association between study variables by sector of activity and accident context while controlling for age. The study was carried on a sample of 52,982 male workers exposed to a minimum of 80dBA on a daily basis and whose hearing was examined at least once between 1983 and 1996 by the public health authorities of Quebec, Canada. Results show an association between accident risk and worker's hearing sensitivity. Overall, 12.2% of accidents were attributable to a combination of occupational noise exposure of ≥90dBA and noise-induced hearing loss.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Quebec; risk factors; hearing loss; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; Canada; statistical evaluation; long-term study; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage