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Document ID (ISN)112340
CIS number 12-0272
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 705
Author(s) Yeomans L.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Feedback on the noise and hand arm vibration worker involvement pilot project
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. viii, 51p. 5 ref.
Internet access Feedback_on_the_noise_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract The Worker Involvement Activity forms part of the Noise and HAV programme. The aim of this activity was to reduce occupational ill health related to noise and HAV exposure by introducing worker participation projects. Twenty eight companies were recruited by HSE to set up worker involvement projects in July 2006. Four of these pilot projects were selected for this feedback study which aimed to: gain views of worker involvement in the decision making process; gain feedback on the usefulness of the support materials; identify processes and difficulties involved in setting up the project; identify the noise and HAV exposure reduction outcomes from the project; and identify lessons that could be learnt for setting up worker involvement projects. This study found that the worker involvement projects were considered to have been effective, beneficial and reasonably successful in identifying and solving noise and HAV problems, raising risk awareness, improving working relationships between workers and managers, and improving risk assessments.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; hand-arm vibration; noise; workers' participation; health programmes
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; programme evaluation; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Workers' participation