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Document ID (ISN)74919
CIS number 00-841
ISBN(s) 2-85525-346-2
Year 1999
Convention or series no. A.S.M.T. Document No. 18/1999
Author(s) Blondet M., Boitel L., Dupéry M., Durand C., Pommier J.L., Rat de Coquard M., Raymond F., Taupin J.P.
Title Study of the daily level of exposure of workers to noise in four occupations
Original title Etude du niveau d'exposition sonore quotidienne des salariés dans quatre activités [in French]
Bibliographic information Centre Interservices de Santé et de Médecine du travail en Entreprise, 10 rue de la Rosière, 75015 Paris, France, 1999. 143p. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) refuse collection; noise level; audiovisual equipment; woodworking industry; plastics converting industry; shop salespersons and demonstrators; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) France; noise dosimetry; check lists; noise level measurement; legislation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Waste collection and disposal
Woodworking industry
Lumber and the woodworking industry