|Document ID (ISN)||56927|
|Convention or series no.
Safety code 24
||Bly S., Morison D.
Health and Welfare Canada, Health Protection Branch, Environmental Health Directorate
||Guidelines for the safe use of ultrasound. Part II, Industrial and commercial applications
||Canada Communication Group - Publishing, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S9, Canada, 1991. 44p. Illus. 51 ref.
||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.
||harmful physical agents; Canada; biological effects; limitation of exposure; health hazards; ultrasound
||subjective fatigue; cavitation; hearing loss; tinnitus; enclosure; safety guides; noise level measurement; glossary; heat; safety rules; hazard identification
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)