ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)67537
CIS number 96-1870
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) van den Heever D.J., Roets F.J.
Title Noise exposure of truck drivers: A comparative study
Bibliographic information June 1996, Vol.57, No.6, p.564-566. 16 ref.
Abstract The continuous A-weighted sound pressure, maximum sound pressure levels and percentage noise dose were determined in the cabs of two different brands of trucks manufactured with identical engines. No significant differences regarding the individual noise exposure of the truck drivers were found. Comparison of measured noise exposures with existing criteria revealed that the truck drivers were exposed to noise levels that were potentially hazardous to their hearing.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; drivers cabs; trucks
Descriptors (secondary) hearing loss
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Road transportation