|Document ID (ISN)||76306|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Strategy for prevention and control of the risks due to noise
||June 2000, Vol.56, No.6, p.361-369. 18 ref.
||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.
||acoustics; hazard evaluation; noise control
||hearing loss; noise level measurement; industrial hygienists; role of management; workers' participation; description of technique
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)