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Document ID (ISN)56927
CIS number 91-2033
ISBN(s) 0-660-13741-0
Year 1991
Convention or series no. EHD-TR-158 H46-2/90-158E Safety code 24
Author(s) Bly S., Morison D.
Health and Welfare Canada, Health Protection Branch, Environmental Health Directorate
Title Guidelines for the safe use of ultrasound. Part II, Industrial and commercial applications
Bibliographic information Canada Communication Group - Publishing, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S9, Canada, 1991. 44p. Illus. 51 ref.
Abstract The guidelines, including exposure limit criteria, aim to assure the safe use of industrial and commercial ultrasound. The health effects are discussed under 2 main types, (1) contact exposure, and (2) airborne ultrasound, including: heating and cavitation mechanisms for non-auditory effects; auditory effects (hearing and physiological); subjective effects. Human exposure to ultrasound is also examined, including selected SPLs in dB for various occupations. Guidelines, for safe use are given, and a glossary appended. The publication is also available in a French language version.
Descriptors (primary) harmful physical agents; Canada; biological effects; limitation of exposure; health hazards; ultrasound
Descriptors (secondary) subjective fatigue; cavitation; hearing loss; tinnitus; enclosure; safety guides; noise level measurement; glossary; heat; safety rules; hazard identification
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise