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Document ID (ISN)55963
CIS number 91-985
ISSN - Serial title Annual Reports of the Medical Research Society for Mining and Smelting
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kunihara K.
Title A theoretical study on the administrative method for occupational noise exposure - The application of the noise exposure index for noise control
Original title Sagyō genba ni okeru eisei kanri gutaisaku no mosaku - sōon kanri no tame no bakuro shisū no ōyō [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information 1 Mar. 1990, No.29, p.23-31.
Abstract Workers may work in several different areas with different noise levels during an 8-hour working day. Even when workers work within the same place, their noise exposure time may vary from day to day. Therefore, apart from environmental control aimed at the reduction of the ambient noise level, regulation of the exposure time through management is required, with emphasis on each individual work unit, and these 2 means of control should be linked with each other. A tentative plan for managing information on ambient noise and exposure time is presented. This method will be also useful for the health management of workers suffering from auditory disturbances and will be particularly effective in evaluating whether they are capable of a given job. Moreover, this method should also be instructive in controlling other harmful jobs.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; exposure evaluation; noise
Descriptors (secondary) role of management
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Noise
Exposure evaluation