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Document ID (ISN)52378
CIS number 89-1660
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ross B.C.
Title Noise exposure of motorcyclists
Bibliographic information 1989, Vol.33, No.1, p.123-127. Illus.
Abstract This study was designed to evaluate noise exposure of motorcyclists at work. Open and full face safety helmets were compared and the effects of helmet design and the contribution of radio intercoms investigated. Special measuring equipment is described and hearing protection discussed. Previous studies concentrated mainly on the attenuation of noise by safety helmets, and were made under conditions untypical of day-to-day motorcycling. During town driving the sample equivalent continuous noise level (s.leq) ranged from 63 to 90dB(A), the intercom giving the highest peak levels. On the open road s.leq was up to 105dB(A); exposure to this level for only 15min would exceed the present recommended maximum 90db(A) for an 8h working day.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; motorcycles; noise
Descriptors (secondary) continuous noise; noise level; comparative study; noise measurement; acoustic helmets
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hearing protection
Road transportation