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NIOSH criteria document effectiveness measures.
Proceedings: Best Practices in Hearing Loss Prevention, October 28, 1999, Detroit, Michigan. Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1999 Oct; :16-17
When we put together the NIOSH Occupational Noise Exposure Criteria Document, we included hearing loss prevention effectiveness evaluation as Component 8. I want to discuss Component 8 and what we recommend people consider doing to evaluate programs. There are two levels in our Component 8 concerning evaluation of effectiveness. The first is evaluation of effectiveness at the individual level and the second is evaluation at the program level. Before you can measure the success or failure at either of these levels, you must have an environment where achieving success is possible. This depends on the workers and the employers. We want workers to adhere to corporate policies, participate in noise control and abatement programs, wear hearing protection devices, show up for hearing tests, and attend training.
Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise; Noise-control; Hearing-loss; Hearing-conservation; Hearing-protection
Proceedings: best practices in hearing loss prevention, October 28, 1999, Detroit, Michigan
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