A Multidisciplinary Study of Factors Influencing Hazard Reduction Strategies, Using Noise Exposure and Hearing Loss as a Model

Noise exposure is a serious problem in many B.C. workplaces. Although workplaces have hearing conservation programs in place as required by law, these programs often fail to include engineered noise controls (ENCs) to the extent they could. ENCs reduce the noise exposure of workers by stopping noise at the source, and are an effective way to prevent occupational-related hearing loss. This study explored barriers to the use of ENCs, through interviews with staff and audits of hearing conservation programs at eight BC workplaces in the food and beverage manufacturing sector.

Source : http://www.worksafebc.com/contact_us/research/research_results/res_60_10_650.asp

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