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Document ID (ISN)57748
CIS number 92-639
ISSN - Serial title 0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Crutchfield C.D., Sparks S.T.
Title Effects of noise and vibration on farm workers
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1991, Vol.6, No.3, p.355-369. Illus. 43 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) noise; vibration; agriculture; hearing loss; noisiness
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage