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Kyösti Lehtomäki
Finnish Defence Forces
13Publications
6H-index
115Citations
Publications 13
Newest
Published on Sep 1, 2008in Military Medicine 0.85
Jaana Jokitulppo2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Markku Toivonen2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 3 AuthorsKyösti Lehtomäki6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Finnish Defence Forces)
ABSTRACT This study presents an evaluation of the total cumulative noise exposure of Finnish conscripts (N = 416) during military service. All of the conscripts underwent a hearing screening and filled out a noise exposure questionnaire at the beginning and end of their military service. Eighty-nine percent of the conscripts were exposed weekly to military noise of over 85 dBA during the service. Eighteen percent of the conscripts had already reached at the end of their military service a cumula...
Published on Aug 1, 2007in Forensic Science International 1.99
Esa Meririnne9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Finnish Defence Forces),
Sirpa Mykkänen6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 5 AuthorsMarkus Henriksson35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Finnish Defence Forces)
Abstract In the military environment drug abuse is a particular risk for occupational safety. In the Finnish Defence Forces a drug testing program was conducted in 2002–2005; soldiers, professional civilians, and military students were tested when applying for a work or right to study; furthermore, annually 5% of the personnel were subjected to random testing. In total, over 2000 urine samples were analyzed in an accredited laboratory for cannabis, opiates, amphetamines, or cocaine. In this arti...
Published on Jan 1, 2007
Esa Meririnne9
Estimated H-index: 9
,
Markus Henriksson35
Estimated H-index: 35
+ 5 AuthorsKyösti Lehtomäki6
Estimated H-index: 6
Published on Sep 1, 2005in Military Medicine 0.85
Kyösti Lehtomäki6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Rauno Pääkkönen12
Estimated H-index: 12
+ 1 AuthorsJorma Rantanen14
Estimated H-index: 14
OBJECTIVES: Military activities are often considered more dangerous than civilian work, especially in crisis situations, but peacetime or even peacekeeping conditions have seldom been analyzed in this respect. According to the compensation statistics of the Finnish State Treasury, in 2001, 80% of injuries among military personnel were caused by accidents at work, 15% occurred during commuting to and from work, and 5% were attributable to occupational diseases. RESULTS: The compensated accident f...
Published on Apr 1, 2005in Risk Analysis 2.56
Kyösti Lehtomäki6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Rauno Pääkkönen12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Finnish Institute of Occupational Health),
Jorma Rantanen14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
The research team interviewed over 90 Finnish battalion members in Kosovo, visited 22 units or posts, registered its observations, and made any necessary measurements. Key persons were asked to list the most important risks for occupational safety and health in their area of responsibility. Altogether, 106 accidents and 40 cases of disease resulted in compensation claims in 2000. The risks to the peacekeeping force were about twice those of the permanent staff of military trainees in Finland. Al...
Published on Jan 1, 2003
Markku Toivonen2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Rauno Pääkkönen12
Estimated H-index: 12
+ 1 AuthorsKyösti Lehtomäki6
Estimated H-index: 6
Objectifs: Cette etude a ete faite afin de determiner le bruit dans des manœuvres de combats et dans des terrains de tir, et afin de clarifier l'attenuation du bruit. Methodes: L'exposition au bruit a ete mesuree deux fois dans des manoeuvres offensives et une fois dans des manoeuvres defensives. Le bruit de combat etait cause par des fusils d'assaut, des lance-roquettes, des mitrailleuses et des explosifs de demonstration. Dans le systeme MIRE il y avait un micro a l'exterieur des bouchons d'or...
Published on Aug 1, 2002in Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2.24
Markku Toivonen2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Rauno Pääkkönen12
Estimated H-index: 12
+ 1 AuthorsKyösti Lehtomäki6
Estimated H-index: 6
Objectives: The study was done to determine whether the noise attenuation attained with the use of earplugs can be improved by teaching the proper insertion of earplugs to users. Methods: Fifty-four randomly selected male subjects were divided into an untrained group (25 persons) and a trained group (29 persons). The trained group was given a lecture on earplug insertion and allowed to practise the insertion procedure, whereas the untrained group acted as controls. The untrained group received t...
Published on Sep 1, 2000in Military Medicine 0.85
Rauno Pääkkönen12
Estimated H-index: 12
,
Kyösti Lehtomäki6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 2 AuthorsEero Hämäläinen2
Estimated H-index: 2
This study evaluated the noise attenuation of earplugs and earmuffs or their combined use against heavy weapon noise in field conditions for military personnel. The noise attenuation was measured with a miniature microphone inserted into the ear canal. The subjects (13) were tested against pink noise and against the noise of explosions and bazooka, mortar, cannon, and howitzer. The attenuation (insertion loss) was 16 to 23 dB for earplugs, 10 to 20 dB for earmuffs, and 24 to 34 dB for the combin...
Published on Nov 1, 1999in Military Medicine 0.85
Seppo Savolainen5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Juha T. Kuokkanen4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Kyösti Lehtomäki6
Estimated H-index: 6
The regulations concerning hearing protection during military training in the Finnish Defence Forces were renewed in 1989. The material of this prospective study concerns 912 consecutive conscripts (463 before and 449 after the new regulations) who were referred to the Central Military Hospital for acute acoustic trauma (AAT). We focused on three issues: (1) general habits regarding the use of hearing protection during shooting drills and combat training; (2) hearing protection at the moment of ...
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