|Document ID (ISN)||74780|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Neitzel R., Seixas N.H., Camp J., Yost M.
||An assessment of occupational noise exposures in four construction trades
||Nov.-Dec. 1999, Vol.60, No.6, p.807-817. Illus. 43 ref.
||A total of 338 exposure samples was collected from 133 construction workers employed in 4 trades: carpenters, labourers, ironworkers and operating engineers. Four sites using a variety of construction techniques were sampled at least 12 times on a randomly chosen date over a 22-week period. Workers completed a questionnaire throughout the workday detailing the tasks preformed and tools used. Exposure levels were measured using both the OSHA and the 1996 draft NIOSH/ISO exposure metric. The highest exposure levels were found for tasks involving pneumatically operated tools and heavy equipment. Construction method, stage of construction, and work tasks and tools used were found to be better exposure predictors than the trade.
||noise; building industry; exposure evaluation
||pneumatic tools; hearing loss; noise measurement; noise dosimetry; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Construction industry and civil engineering