|Document ID (ISN)||68358|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Petrick M.E., Royster L.H., Royster J.D., Reist P.
||Comparison of daily noise exposures in one workplace based on noise criteria recommended by ACGIH and OSHA
||Oct. 1996, Vol.57, No.10, p.924-928. 8 ref.
||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.
||manufacturing industries; hearing conservation; noise dosimetry; noise level
||comparative study; hearing damage risk criteria
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)