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Document ID (ISN)78082
CIS number 02-407
ISBN(s) 3-89701-721-0
Year 2001
Convention or series no. S-64
Author(s) Goelzer B., Hansen C.H., Sehrndt G.A.
Bundesanstalt fŘr Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
Title Occupational exposure to noise: Evaluation, prevention and control
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2001. 336p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. CD-ROM readable on an HTML browser.
Abstract This publication is intended for occupational hygienists and safety and health personnel. It provides an overview of the evaluation, prevention and control of exposure to noise at the workplace, with a view to protecting workers against the risk of noise-induced hearing loss. Contents include: fundamentals of acoustics; anatomy and physiology of the ear and hearing; ear pathologies; exposure criteria and occupational exposure levels; noise sources; sound measuring instruments; approaches for conducting noise survey; audiometry; hazard prevention and control programmes; design aspects of noise control; personal protection; training; work practices; medical supervision; international standards.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; noise control; plant health organization
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; report; Germany; WHO; noise; audiometric tests; hearing loss; exposure evaluation; noise dosimetry; safe working methods; noise level measurement; acoustics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Occupational health services