2012-12-01 12:00 - Messages

Patient and staff perceptions of hospital noise

A large scale survey of noise and acoustic conditions in a range of inpatient hospital wards has been undertaken in two major hospitals in the UK. The survey involved noise and acoustic surveys of occupied hospital wards, identification of noise sources and questionnaire surveys of nursing staff and patients. The surveys were carried out in a range of different ward types, including surgical and medical wards, and ward sizes. This paper will present the results of the questionnaire surveys relating to noise annoyance and disturbance among staff and patients. Factors which affect perceptions of noise will be examined including personal factors such as age, sex, and length of time working/staying in the hospital. The sources of noise which cause the most disturbance to staff and patients will also be discussed.

Source: Nicola J. Shiers, Bridget M. Shield, and Rosemary E. Glanville. Patient and staff perceptions of hospital noise. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Volume 132, Issue 3, pp. 2032-2032 (2012).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4755469

Reducing Exposure to Lead and Noise at Outdoor Firing Ranges

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently published recommendations for reducing exposure to lead and noise at indoor firing ranges [NIOSH 2009]. However, workers and users of outdoor firing ranges may be exposed to similar hazards. This followup document examines exposures at these ranges and recommends steps to reduce such exposures.


Source : http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2013-104/pdfs/2013-104.pdf

 

« Le bruit et la surdité professionnelle», formation en ligne gratuite pour le secteur automobile

Les statistiques récentes montre que les cas de surdité professionnelle représente la moitié des maladies professionnelles indemnisées du secteur service automobile et  ce, avec une tendance à la hausse. Compte tenu de la difficulté de rejoindre les travailleurs du secteur, l’association offre un service gratuit d’autoformation en ligne.

Source : Bonneau, M. Méfiez-vous du bruit, un irritant insidieux et impitoyable! Autoprévention, sept. 2012. http://autoprevention.qc.ca/articles/AP_2012-09_Bruit-Insidieux.pdf

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