|Document ID (ISN)||74919|
|Convention or series no.
||A.S.M.T. Document No. 18/1999
||Blondet M., Boitel L., Dupéry M., Durand C., Pommier J.L., Rat de Coquard M., Raymond F., Taupin J.P.
||Study of the daily level of exposure of workers to noise in four occupations
||Etude du niveau d'exposition sonore quotidienne des salariés dans quatre activités [in French]|
||Centre Interservices de Santé et de Médecine du travail en Entreprise, 10 rue de la Rosière, 75015 Paris, France, 1999. 143p. Illus. 21 ref.
||The objective of the study was to measure daily sound exposure levels and peak sound pressures over randomly selected days during a full year in four different occupational environments, and to compare the results. Measurements were made with class II sound dosimeters having a level of precision of ±1dB. Two groups of six workplaces in each occupation were measured over a full working day. Results were subjected to statistical analysis. The occupations included two that are subject to the requirements of Form No. 42 of occupational diseases in France (plastics processing, woodworking) and two that are not (sales of hi-fi and video equipment, municipal waste collection). Findings show that workers in plastics processing and woodworking are often exposed to sound levels higher than those of the auditory damage threshold. The exposure of waste collectors is close to dangerous levels, while in the case of hi-fi and video equipment salespersons, the results are mixed and will require further investigation.
||refuse collection; noise level; audiovisual equipment; woodworking industry; plastics converting industry; shop salespersons and demonstrators; exposure evaluation
||France; noise dosimetry; check lists; noise level measurement; legislation
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Waste collection and disposal
Lumber and the woodworking industry