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Document ID (ISN)109730
CIS number 09-680
Year 2009
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2009-135
Author(s) Cole G.P., Spencer E.R., Bauer E.R.
Title DOSES - Software manual and implementation guide
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, May 2009. iv, 25p. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The Determination of Sound Exposures (DOSES) software was developed by NIOSH specifically for use in the mining sector. DOSES simplifies the record-keeping and analysis, making it easier to identify and solve noise problems. The software uses profiles of workers' daily activities. At the same time, noise measurements are collected with a dosimeter. Observations concerning the worker's location and tasks or other activities are recorded along with times and durations so they can later be matched up with the noise data. The information is entered into DOSES, which then displays information about the worker's accumulated noise dose over time.
Descriptors (primary) USA; noise level; mining industry; computer applications; noise dosimetry
Descriptors (secondary) manuals; exposure evaluation; description of technique; health service records; job study
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying