This study looked at the perceptions of and attitudes to noise exposure reduction at several large construction sites. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 98 workers to identify what is currently being done and what can be done better. Although workers generally demonstrated good awareness of OHS and noise-related issues, knowledge of the problem does not necessarily translate into effective attitude and behaviour change. Workers' attitudes and behaviour are explored with respect to the Health Belief Model, and suggestions are made on how to build on an existing strong safety culture to further reduce noise exposure.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2009|
- Construction industry
- Health belief model
- Noise exposure
- Occupational noise management