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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Occupational Noise Exposure And Work Accidents [exposição Ocupacional Ao Ruído E Acidentes Do Trabalho]
Author: Dias A.
Cordeiro R.
Goncalves C.G.D.O.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to verify whether occupational noise exposure is a significant risk factor for work accidents in the city of Piracicaba, São Paulo State, Brazil. This hospital-based case-control study included 600 workers aged 15-60 who suffered typical occupational accidents between May and October 2004 and were seen at the Piracicaba Orthopedics and Trauma Center. The control group comprised 822 workers, aged 15-60, who were also seen at the Center, and either had a non-occupational accident or were accompanying someone who had suffered an accident. A multiple logistic regression model was adjusted with work accident as an independent variable, controlled by covariables of interest such as noise exposure. The risk of having a work accident was about twice as high among workers exposed to noise, after controlling for several covariables. Occupational noise exposure not only affected auditory health status but was also a risk factor for work accidents.
Citation: Cadernos De Saude Publica. , v. 22, n. 10, p. 2125 - 2130, 2006.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2006
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