|Document ID (ISN)||110011|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Gilliver M., Williams W.
||Noise exposure and the construction industry
||June 2009, Vol.25, No.3, p.187-196. 19 ref.
||This study looked at the perceptions of and attitudes to noise exposure reduction at several large construction sites in Australia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 98 workers to identify what is currently being done and what could be improved. Although workers generally demonstrated good awareness of OHS and noise-related issues, knowledge of the problem does not necessarily translate into effective behaviour change. Workers' behaviour was explored with respect to the Health Belief Model, and suggestions are made on how to build on an existing safety culture to further reduce noise exposure.
||safety consciousness; Australia; noise level; plant safety organization; limitation of exposure; construction industry; safe working methods; construction sites
||psychology and sociology; human behaviour; disobeying safety instructions; questionnaire survey; noise control
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Safety culture and safety consciousness