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Document ID (ISN)34008
CIS number 80-1390
ISSN - Serial title 0018-7208 - Human Factors
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zohar D., Cohen A., Azar N.
Title Promoting increased use of ear protectors in noise through information feedback.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1980, Vol.22, No.1, p.69-79. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract Hearing loss occurring with and without the use of earplugs was measured in workers of a noisy department of a metal fabrication plant. The results were fed back to individual workers to motivate greater use of ear protectors. Over the next 5 months, use of earplugs rose to 85-90%. Only 10% of a control group of workers given a standard lecture on hearing conservation and subjected to disciplinary threats wore earplugs over the same period. The effectiveness of feedback is seen as a 2-stage process involving individual reinforcement and group adoption of new norms for behaviour.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; information of personnel; psychology of medical prevention; noise
Descriptors (secondary) audiometric tests; motivation
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Psychological factors
Hearing protection