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Document ID (ISN)74780
CIS number 00-516
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Neitzel R., Seixas N.H., Camp J., Yost M.
Title An assessment of occupational noise exposures in four construction trades
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1999, Vol.60, No.6, p.807-817. Illus. 43 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) noise; building industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) pneumatic tools; hearing loss; noise measurement; noise dosimetry; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Construction industry and civil engineering