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Document ID (ISN)76306
CIS number 01-534
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Malchaire J.
Title Strategy for prevention and control of the risks due to noise
Bibliographic information June 2000, Vol.56, No.6, p.361-369. 18 ref.
Abstract An easy-to-implement strategy for controlling exposure to noise is proposed, consisting of three stages. Stage 1 is observation, simple and easy to use by the workers to recognize the problems, identify straightforward solutions and call for assistance when needed. Stage 2 is analysis, more complex but more costly, performed with the assistance of occupational health specialists to identify more technical control measures and set up a programme to conserve hearing. Stage 3 is expertise, performed with the assistance of acoustic experts for special measurements and control measures. The proposed strategy uses the competence of the workers and management with respect to their working environment and recognizes that knowledge and measurements of acoustics are not an absolute prerequisite for solving noise problems. It attempts to organize in sequence and optimize the cooperation between workers, occupational health specialists and experts in acoustics.
Descriptors (primary) acoustics; hazard evaluation; noise control
Descriptors (secondary) hearing loss; noise level measurement; industrial hygienists; role of management; workers' participation; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Risk evaluation