HUBUNGAN INTENSITAS KEBISINGAN DAN PERILAKU PENGGUNAAN ALAT PELINDUNG TELINGA (APT) DENGAN KELUHAN SUBYEKTIF NON-AUDITORY EFFECT PADA TENAGA KERJA DI DEPARTEMEN PRODUKSI PT. X
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Noise in the workplace is the most common hazards due to the replacement of human labor by machine so that the risk of worker exposure to noise totally high. Noise that exceeds the Threshold Limit Value was received by the workforce can lead to various health problems. The production process in PT.X generates noise which results in impaired communication workers because the workers must shouting or repeating the words. The purpose of this research was to determined the relationship between noise intensity, knowledge, attitudes, and actions of Ear Protective Equipment using with subjective non-auditory symptom of noise effects on labor in the production department of PT. X. This research was a cross-sectional research. The research population was all employees in production department of PT. X. The sample of this research was 51 respondents with cluster sampling technique. The research results was showed the noise intensity (ρ = 0.012) and the use of ear protective equipment (ρ = 0.03) had a significant relationship with subjective non-auditory symptoms of noise effect, while the knowledge of ear protective equipment (ρ = 0.232) and attitude of the ear protective equipment (ρ = 0.436) did not have a significant relationship with subjective non-auditory symptom of noise effects. PT X was suggested to conduct policy on the use of ear protective equipment at work and socialize in the labor as well as to supervise and impose sanctions to increase the use of ear protective equipment.
- UT-Faculty of Public Health