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Document ID (ISN)110011
CIS number 09-1148
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gilliver M., Williams W.
Title Noise exposure and the construction industry
Bibliographic information June 2009, Vol.25, No.3, p.187-196. 19 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; Australia; noise level; plant safety organization; limitation of exposure; construction industry; safe working methods; construction sites
Descriptors (secondary) psychology and sociology; human behaviour; disobeying safety instructions; questionnaire survey; noise control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Construction industry and civil engineering
Safety culture and safety consciousness