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A study on compliance to hearing conservation programme among industries in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Nor Saleha I, Noor Hassim I ...see all

Industrial health, vol. 44, issue 4 (2006) pp. 584-591

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Abstract

Noise is one of the hazards faced by workers. A cross-sectional study was conducted among industries in Negeri Sembilan with the objective to assess their compliance to Hearing Conservation Programme (HCP). The other objectives of this study were to determine the factors influencing it and to show the industries' compliance to each element of the programme. It was also to identify the association between compliance to HCP and the prevalence of hearing impairment and standard threshold shift. Data for this study were collected using questionnaires sent by mail and also the results of the latest audiometric tests. A total of 167 industries were analysed for this study. It was found that 41.3% of these industries fully complied to the programme. It was also found that the industries preferred to provide hearing protection device (92.8%) and least complied to noise control (61.1%). There were significant associations (p

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  • compliance
  • hearing conservation programme
  • hearing impairment
  • industries
  • standard

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Authors

  • Ibrahim Tamin Nor Saleha

  • Ismail Noor Hassim

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