Safe Workplace and Safety News
Blog Author Steve Hudgik
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Training Encourages Workers To Protect Hearing
Reuters reported yesterday that a one hour training session will significantly increase the use of hearing protection. The article states:
"Noise-filled occupations can lead to hearing loss, but even one hour of training could encourage more workers to take the risk seriously, new research suggests."
"In a pilot study of 23 construction workers, researchers found that a one-hour session on lowering the risk of hearing damage increased workers' use of ear plugs and similar protective equipment."
The study also showed that the training need not be given by professional trainers, but "construction company employees could be successfully trained to deliver the program to their co-workers."
Read the complete story at: Reuters Health News
Labels: hazard identifcation, Industrial Health
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