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Document ID (ISN)40000
CIS number 83-960
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hager W.L., Hoyle E.R., Hermann E.R.
Title Efficacy of enforcement in an industrial hearing conservation program
Bibliographic information June 1982, Vol.43, No.6, p.455-465. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract The effective efficacy of 4 periods of hearing protection enforcement was compared: the "voluntary period" (1951-1961); the "mandatory period" (1961-1968); the "earmuff period" (1968-1971) and the "OSHA period" (1971-1978). During the voluntary period, hearing loss among noise-exposed workers was very much higher than in a non-noise-exposed group. Mandatory use of personal protective devices was much more effective. Mandatory use of earmuffs exclusively was less effective than mandatory use of personal hearing protection when the worker was given a choice of or earplugs. Enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (the OSHA period) did not result in greater hearing conservation than the earlier mandatory hearing conservation program.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; psychology of medical prevention; noise; supervision of use of protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) earplugs; comparative study; earmuffs
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hearing protection
Safety supervision
Noise
Psychological factors