|Document ID (ISN)||57748|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
|Convention or series no.
||Crutchfield C.D., Sparks S.T.
||Effects of noise and vibration on farm workers
||July-Sep. 1991, Vol.6, No.3, p.355-369. Illus. 43 ref.
||This paper summarises the basic physiology of the ear and the effects of excessive noise, namely noise-induced hearing loss. Appropriate studies are cited which document the high noise levels of various farm machinery. The current U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit is explained, and studies are presented which identify particularly noisy practices and farm occupations. Noise control strategies are summarised. The same machinery that produces excessive noise can produce hazardous levels of vibration. The sources and types of vibration are outlined and the literature concerning the health effects of whole body vibration and hand-arm vibration are reviewed.
||noise; vibration; agriculture; hearing loss; noisiness
||literature survey; hearing protection; threshold limit values; USA; resonance; whole-body vibration; ear; agricultural operations; permissible levels; noise control; physiology of hearing; legislation; agricultural equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage