|Document ID (ISN)||50860|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||McMahon K.J., McManus P.E.
||Occupational noise exposure in the printing industry
||Jan. 1988, Vol.49, No.1, p.34-37. 8 ref.
||The noise exposures of 274 printing production workers in 34 establishments in the New York City area were monitored. Results showed that 43% were exposed to 8-hr time-weighted average (TWA) noise exposures of 85dBA or greater and that 14% were exposed to 8-hr TWAs of 90dBA or greater. Within the press department, web press workers were exposed to significantly greater mean 8-hr TWAs than sheetfed press workers. In general, a greater percentage of the workers in the bindery departments were exposed to potentially harmful noise than workers in the press departments. Results of this study indicate that many workers in the printing industry may be at risk of occupational hearing loss. Further research is needed to determine the extent of hearing impairment in this group of workers.
||printing industry; hearing loss; noise; USA
||occupational health survey; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Printing, photography and photocopying industry