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Document ID (ISN)60205
CIS number 93-1009
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kunov H., Dajani H.
Labour Canada
Title Field measurements of noise exposure from communication headsets
Bibliographic information Artel Engineering, Division of 934533 Ontario Inc., 4 Princeton Road, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8X 2E2, Canada, Aug. 1992. 121p. Illus. 24 ref. Index.
Abstract A method for the measurement of noise exposure from communication headsets is described. The method is based on the use of an acousto-mechanical model of the human head equipped with a microphone at the level of the eardrum. Results of sound level exposure measurements taken in various industries are presented and analysed by type of headset, nature of environment and location. The method was found to compare favourably with other methods, both in accuracy and efficiency. Appendices: Equipment list for field tests; equipment list for laboratory tests and validation experiments; raw data from validation experiments; definitions; amendment to the Canada Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (Canada Gazette, Part II, Vol.125, No.16); Regulatory impact analysis statement.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; noise level measurement; communications; earphones
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; telephone exchanges; offices; field tests; air traffic control; legislation; description of technique; comment on law; tests on models
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise