Noise exposure and the construction industry

M. Gilliver*, W. Williams

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-196
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Volume25
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Construction industry
  • Health belief model
  • Noise exposure
  • Occupational noise management

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