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Document ID (ISN)50860
CIS number 88-2051
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McMahon K.J., McManus P.E.
Title Occupational noise exposure in the printing industry
Bibliographic information Jan. 1988, Vol.49, No.1, p.34-37. 8 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; hearing loss; noise; USA
Descriptors (secondary) occupational health survey; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Printing, photography and photocopying industry