|Document ID (ISN)||107145|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Neitzel R.L., Berna B.E., Seixas N.S.
||Noise exposures aboard catcher/processor fishing vessels
||Aug. 2006, Vol.49, p.624-633. Illus. 29 ref.
||Commercial fishing workers have extended work shifts and potential for 24h exposures to high noise. Noise exposures aboard two large fish catching and processing vessels were assessed using dosimetry and sound-level mapping, together with self-reports of work tasks and hearing protection device (HPD) use. These data were combined to estimate work shift, non-work, and 24h overall exposure levels. The length of time during which HPDs were worn was also used to calculate the effective protection received by crew members. Nearly all workers had work shift and 24h noise levels that exceeded current limits. After HPD use was accounted for, half of the 24h exposures remained above the limits. Non-work-shift noise contributed nothing to 24h exposure levels. HPDs reduced the average exposure by about 10dBA, but not all workers wore them consistently.
||noise; fishing; exposure evaluation; trawlers
||hearing protection; noise level measurement; noise dosimetry; work time schedules
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)