|Document ID (ISN)||76170|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0896-9051 - Safe Worker
|Convention or series no.
||Sound advice - Protect your ears in noisy environments
||Feb. 2000, Vol. 74, No.2, p.2-11, 14-15. Illus.
||This publication is in the form of a booklet containing several short articles on occupational exposure to noise. According to NIOSH, 30 million persons are exposed to hazardous noise at work in the United States, of whom 10 million suffer from permanent hearing loss. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to develop and implement noise monitoring programmes whenever any employee's exposure equals or exceeds an 8-hour average exposure of 85dB. Various hearing protection devices are described (foam plugs, pre-molded reusable plugs, canal caps, earmuffs, miscellaneous devices). Finally, answers to some frequently-asked questions on hearing protection are provided.
||hearing protection; hearing loss; noise
||threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; USA; safety guides; exposure evaluation; noise dosimetry; noise measurement; noise control
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage