|Document ID (ISN)||77997|
|Convention or series no.
||Noise control in industry: A basic guide
||Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 2000. 131p. Illus. Price: CAD 10.00 (Canada); USD 10.00 (elsewhere).
||Noise is a major occupational hazard. Short-term effects include temporary hearing loss, stress and irritability. It can make verbal communications difficult, thereby leading to safety hazards. Long-term exposure can lead to permanent hearing loss. This guide provides an overview of the methods of recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace noise exposure. It is aimed at workers, supervisors, safety representatives and occupational safety and health professionals. Topics covered include: units of noise; methods of measuring noise level and noise exposure; instruments used to measure noise; relationship between noise exposure and hearing loss; noise exposure limits; engineering methods of noise control; effectiveness of hearing protectors; basic elements of a hearing conservation programme.
||Canada; noise; training material; plant safety and health organization; deafness
||hearing protection; noise level; hearing loss; training manuals; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; safety guides; noise dosimetry; stress factors; safe working methods; legislation; noise level measurement; noise control
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage