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Document ID (ISN)77997
CIS number 02-104
ISBN(s) 0-660-18151-7
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title Noise control in industry: A basic guide
Bibliographic information 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).
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; noise; training material; plant safety and health organization; deafness
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
OSH training