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Document ID (ISN)68358
CIS number 97-264
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petrick M.E., Royster L.H., Royster J.D., Reist P.
Title Comparison of daily noise exposures in one workplace based on noise criteria recommended by ACGIH and OSHA
Bibliographic information Oct. 1996, Vol.57, No.10, p.924-928. 8 ref.
Abstract Noise exposures at a light manufacturing facility were evaluated for 50 employees using paired noise dosimeters, one set to the new American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) noise criteria, and one to the present Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hearing conservation criteria. The majority of exposures fell below an 8h TWA (OSHA) of 85dBA. The average difference between the predicted ACGIH TWA and the OSHA TWA was 4.6dB (range 0.2 to 12.6dB). Overall, these differences would project a 36% increase in the percent of employees enrolled in the hearing conservation programme, and a 50% increase in the percent required to wear hearing protection.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; hearing conservation; noise dosimetry; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; hearing damage risk criteria
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise