Occupational accidents

Reduction in alertness and attention span, difficulty in concentration; these effects of noise exposure increase the risk of accidents in the workplace

According to DARES, difficult working conditions are often accompanied by an increased risk of accident. This mainly occurs in the case of noise: 8.6% of employees exposed to harmful noise (+ 85dB (A), + 20 hours/week) experienced lost-time injuries.

A loud and constant noise can cause loss of alertness or prevent the perception of danger (Campo, 2005).

Noise increases the risk of lost-time injury by 24%.


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