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Document ID (ISN)56890
CIS number 91-2024
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0312-1
Year 1989
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 18/1989
Author(s) Talamo J.D.C., Stadie A.L., Whyte R.T.
Title A survey of exposure to noise in agriculture
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive, St. Hugh's House, Stanley Precinct, Trinity Road, Bootle, Merseyside L20 3QY, United Kingdom, 1989. 265p. Illus. 13 ref. Price: GBP 55.00.
Abstract This report provides information on the noise exposure levels of farm workers in the United Kingdom over the period 1985-1987. Results are presented for 492 sets of records, the majority of which cover a large percentage of the working shift for typical farm tasks. Examples are given of working levels and daily exposure levels for 75 types of activity. The report briefly compares noise exposure measured by spot readings as against recording dosimetry and discusses microphone position effects, repeatability and week-long results. Estimates are also made of the number of worker days spent at a range of noise exposure levels from 72 to 107Lep (dB(A) 8h).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; agriculture; noise level; noise
Descriptors (secondary) survey; noise level measurement; noise dosimetry
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Agriculture