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Document ID (ISN)60546
CIS number 93-1354
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Thiéry L., Guiret A., Eloy J.
Title Textile spinning mills: Assessment of the risk of hearing loss due to noise exposure in the workshop
Original title Filatures de fibres textiles. Estimation du risque de surdité dû à l'exposition aux bruits dans les ateliers [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 1992, Note No. 1899-149-92, p.505-514. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract The risk of hearing loss in workers exposed to noise in textile-spinning plants is documented by three studies: a noise exposure survey of 40 plants in five regions of France; an epidemiological study of hearing loss in 1,465 workers exposed to noise; an analysis of occupational hearing impairment with regards to worker's compensation. When considered together with the relationship established by French Standard NF S 31-013 (ISO 1999, CIS 90-299) between noise exposure and hearing loss, these studies help to estimate the magnitude of the occupational hearing loss risk.
Descriptors (primary) France; noise; textile industry; exposure evaluation; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) noise level; audiometric tests; noise measurement; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Noise
Exposure evaluation