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Document ID (ISN)76170
CIS number 01-72
ISSN - Serial title 0896-9051 - Safe Worker
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Berg S.Z.
Title Sound advice - Protect your ears in noisy environments
Bibliographic information Feb. 2000, Vol. 74, No.2, p.2-11, 14-15. Illus.
Abstract This publication is in the form of a booklet containing several short articles on occupational exposure to noise. According to NIOSH, 30 million persons are exposed to hazardous noise at work in the United States, of whom 10 million suffer from permanent hearing loss. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to develop and implement noise monitoring programmes whenever any employee's exposure equals or exceeds an 8-hour average exposure of 85dB. Various hearing protection devices are described (foam plugs, pre-molded reusable plugs, canal caps, earmuffs, miscellaneous devices). Finally, answers to some frequently-asked questions on hearing protection are provided.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; hearing loss; noise
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; USA; safety guides; exposure evaluation; noise dosimetry; noise measurement; noise control
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Hearing protection