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Document ID (ISN)74571
CIS number 00-515
ISSN - Serial title 0018-7208 - Human Factors
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lusk S.L., Hong O.S., Ronis D.L., Eakin B.L., Kerr M.J., Early M.R.
Title Effectiveness of an intervention to increase construction workers' use of hearing protection
Bibliographic information Sep. 1999, Vol.41, No.3, p.487-494. 29 ref.
Abstract In this project the effectiveness of a theory-based intervention (video, pamphlets and a guided practice session) to increase the use of hearing protection devices (HPDs) among construction workers was tested. Post-test measures were collected 10-12 months following the intervention. A total of 837 high-noise-exposed workers were included in the analysis. The results indicated that the intervention significantly increased use of HPDs but had no effect on intention to use HPDs in the future. Pretesting had no effect on use. The fact that younger workers used HPDs less often and reported lower intention to use HPDs in future is worrying.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; building industry; noise control; health programmes
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; programme evaluation; safety and health training; age-linked differences; statistical evaluation; audiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Construction industry and civil engineering
Hearing protection