The risk of occupational injury increased according to severity of noise exposure after controlling for occupational environment status in Korea

JinHa Yoon, Jaehoon Roh, Chi Nyon Kim, Jong Uk Won

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between noise exposure and risk of occupational injury. Materials and Methods: Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was used for the current study. Self-report questionnaires were used to investigate occupational injury and exposure to noise, chemicals, and machines and equipments. Results: In separate analyses for occupation and occupational hazard, the proportion of occupational injuries increased according to severity of noise exposure (all P < 0.05). Compared to the non-exposure group, the respective odds ratio (95% confidence intervals) for occupational injury was 1.39 (1.07-1.80) and 1.67 (1.13-2.46) in the mild and severe noise exposure groups, after controlling for age, gender, sleep hours, work schedule (shift work), and exposure status to hazardous chemicals and hazardous machines and equipments. Conclusions: The current study highlights the association between noise exposure and risk of occupational injury. Furthermore, risk of occupational injury increased according to severity of noise exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-361
Number of pages7
JournalNoise and Health
Volume18
Issue number85
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Speech and Hearing

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