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Civilian law : from occupational medicine to occupational event

Nicolas Mpotos UGent and Jean-Baptiste Watelet UGent (2016) B-ENT. 12(suppl. 26). p.149-166
abstract
Despite the growing importance of objective measurements, the health effects of many occupational risk factors are currently not fully quantified. Occupational noise, as a widespread risk factor, is illustrative in this regard; there is a strong body of evidence linking it to an important health outcome (hearing loss), but it is less decisively associated with others (such as psychological disorders). It is also distinct from environmental noise, and therefore falls under the responsibility of employers as well as individuals. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is, at present, incurable and irreversible. However, it is preventable, if effective and global hearing conservation programmes can be implemented. These programmes should not be isolated efforts, but should be integrated into the overall hazard prevention and control programme of the workplace. Belgian law encompasses a set of provisions for prevention and the protection of the health and safety of workers within the workplace, including aspects pertaining to the hygiene of the workplace and psychosocial aspects at work (stress, violence, bullying and sexual harassment, among others). In principle, combating environmental noise is fully addressed in this country. However, other levels of policy-making also play an important role in this regard. For example, the federal government is in charge of product standards, and therefore also of noise emission standards for products. The interpretation and enforcement of Belgian legislation on well-being at work converts European directives and international agreements on well-being at work into Belgian law.
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keyword
Sound, hearing loss, noise exposure, regulation, INDUCED HEARING-LOSS, NOISE EXPOSURE, COCHLEAR, OTOTOXICITY, TRANSDUCTION, INNERVATION, HYPERACUSIS, PROTECTION, MECHANISMS, STATE
journal title
B-ENT
B-ENT
volume
12
issue
suppl. 26
pages
149 - 166
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000391156600014
JCR category
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
JCR impact factor
0.578 (2016)
JCR rank
40/42 (2016)
JCR quartile
4 (2016)
ISSN
0001-6497
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
8511045
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8511045
date created
2017-02-23 15:03:39
date last changed
2017-05-17 12:07:28
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  abstract     = {Despite the growing importance of objective measurements, the health effects of many occupational risk factors are currently not fully quantified. Occupational noise, as a widespread risk factor, is illustrative in this regard; there is a strong body of evidence linking it to an important health outcome (hearing loss), but it is less decisively associated with others (such as psychological disorders). It is also distinct from environmental noise, and therefore falls under the responsibility of employers as well as individuals. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is, at present, incurable and irreversible. However, it is preventable, if effective and global hearing conservation programmes can be implemented. These programmes should not be isolated efforts, but should be integrated into the overall hazard prevention and control programme of the workplace. 
Belgian law encompasses a set of provisions for prevention and the protection of the health and safety of workers within the workplace, including aspects pertaining to the hygiene of the workplace and psychosocial aspects at work (stress, violence, bullying and sexual harassment, among others). In principle, combating environmental noise is fully addressed in this country. However, other levels of policy-making also play an important role in this regard. For example, the federal government is in charge of product standards, and therefore also of noise emission standards for products. The interpretation and enforcement of Belgian legislation on well-being at work converts European directives and international agreements on well-being at work into Belgian law.},
  author       = {Mpotos, Nicolas and Watelet, Jean-Baptiste},
  issn         = {0001-6497},
  journal      = {B-ENT},
  keyword      = {Sound,hearing loss,noise exposure,regulation,INDUCED HEARING-LOSS,NOISE EXPOSURE,COCHLEAR,OTOTOXICITY,TRANSDUCTION,INNERVATION,HYPERACUSIS,PROTECTION,MECHANISMS,STATE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {suppl. 26},
  pages        = {149--166},
  title        = {Civilian law : from occupational medicine to occupational event},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Mpotos, Nicolas, and Jean-Baptiste Watelet. 2016. “Civilian Law : from Occupational Medicine to Occupational Event.” B-ent 12 (suppl. 26): 149–166.
APA
Mpotos, Nicolas, & Watelet, J.-B. (2016). Civilian law : from occupational medicine to occupational event. B-ENT, 12(suppl. 26), 149–166.
Vancouver
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Mpotos N, Watelet J-B. Civilian law : from occupational medicine to occupational event. B-ENT. 2016;12(suppl. 26):149–66.
MLA
Mpotos, Nicolas, and Jean-Baptiste Watelet. “Civilian Law : from Occupational Medicine to Occupational Event.” B-ENT 12.suppl. 26 (2016): 149–166. Print.