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Document ID (ISN)111831
CIS number 11-0556
ISSN - Serial title 1635-5075 - PrÚvention BTP
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barruyer C.
Title Noise nuisance - Spare your ears
Original title Nuisances sonores - Epargnez vos oreilles! [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2011, No.140, p.46-48. Illus.
Abstract In France, occupational hearing loss is ranked fourth in terms of occupational disease frequency in the construction sector, after MSDs. The construction sector is the most affected, after metalworking industries. This article summarizes the main hazards due to exposure to noise at the place of work (hearing loss, irritability, cardiovascular disorders, sleep disorders), together with the appropriate prevention measures (selection of low-noise equipment, limitation of exposure, supply of personal protective equipment, information and training of employees).
Descriptors (primary) hearing loss; noise control; hearing protection; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) cardiovascular diseases; sleep disturbances; mental health; selection of equipment; information of personnel; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Occupational pathology
Noise, hearing and vibration
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Hearing protection
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Construction industry and civil engineering