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Dose - response relationship between noise exposure and the risk of occupational injury

Authors
 Jin-Ha Yoon  ;  Jeong-Suk Hong  ;  Jaehoon Roh  ;  Chi-Nyon Kim  ;  Jong-Uk Won 
Citation
 NOISE & HEALTH, Vol.17(74) : 43-47, 2015 
Journal Title
 NOISE & HEALTH 
ISSN
 1463-1741 
Issue Date
2015
MeSH
Humans ; Noise/adverse effects* ; Occupational Injuries/etiology* ; Odds Ratio ; Regression Analysis ; Republic of Korea ; Risk Assessment/methods
Keywords
Injury ; noise exposure ; occupational injury
Abstract
Many workers worldwide experience fatality and disability caused by occupational injuries. This study examined the relationship between noise exposure and occupational injuries at factories in Korea. A total of 1790 factories located in northern Gyeonggi Province, Korea was evaluated. The time-weighted average levels of dust and noise exposure were taken from Workplace Exposure Assessment data. Apart occupational injuries, sports events, traffic accidents, and other accidents occurring outside workplaces were excluded. The incidences of occupational injury in each factory were calculated by data from the Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Services. Workplaces were classified according to the incidence of any occupational injuries (incident or nonincident workplaces, respectively). Workplace dust exposure was classified as <1 or ≥ 1 mg/m³ , and noise exposure as <80, 80-89, or >90 dB. Workplaces with high noise exposure were significantly associated with being incident workplaces, whereas workplaces with high dust exposure were not. The odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) derived from a logistic regression model were 1.68 (1.27-2.24) and 3.42 (2.26-5.17) at 80-89 dB and ≥ 90 dB versus <80 dB. These associations remained significant when in a separate analysis according to high or low dust exposure level. Noise exposure increases the risk of occupational injury in the workplace. Furthermore, the risk of occupational injury increases with noise exposure level in a dose-response relationship. Therefore, strategies for reducing noise exposure level are required to decrease the risk of occupational injury.
Full Text
http://www.noiseandhealth.org/article.asp?issn=1463-1741;year=2015;volume=17;issue=74;spage=43;epage=47;aulast=Yoon
DOI
10.4103/1463-1741.149578
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Chi Nyon(김치년) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5693-3307
Roh, Jae Hoon(노재훈)
Won, Jong Uk(원종욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9200-3297
Yoon, Jin Ha(윤진하) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4198-2955
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/139517
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