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Document ID (ISN)108314
CIS number 08-930
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bessette R.S.
Title Developing and hearing - Managing an effective conservation program
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.70, No.2, p.28-31. Illus.
Abstract By implementing the five main components of an OSHA-approved hearing conservation program and examining recent hearing protector attenuation research, employers can make their hearing conservation program more effective. OSHA's first proposed line of defence against hazardous noise levels involves engineering and administrative controls on equipment or manufacturing processes. If these fail to achieve eight-hour time-weighted averages of 85dB(A) or lower, the Occupational Noise Exposure Standard and Hearing Conservation Amendment (29 CFR 1910.95) outlines a rigorous programme described in this article, involving monitoring, audiometric testing, training; hearing protection and record-keeping.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; responsibilities of employers; plant safety and health organization; hearing loss; noise
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; USA; audiometric tests; noise dosimetry; health service records; safety and health training; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage