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NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program Noise Measurement Database
We have released a database to provide researchers and other interested stakeholders with noise measurement results collected during HHE surveys from 1996–2012. The noise database contains workplace noise measurement results from 73 HHE reports, including over 761 personal noise exposure measurements and 536 area noise measurements. For reports posted online, the database provides a direct link to the HHE report for each of the noise measurement results. This database is an ongoing project and will be updated at least yearly to add the most recent HHE noise measurement data. To view the database go to http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/data/datasets/RD-1005-2014-0/.
2013 Health Hazard Evaluation Program Annual Report
The NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program is pleased to share its 2013 annual report with you! Our report includes summaries of projects that were interesting and other highlights of our year. We hope the report stimulates conversations about who the HHE Program is and how we make a difference for the health and safety of employees throughout the United States.
Ergonomics Recommendations for an Airline Catering Company
Finding awkward postures, repetitive motion, and job stress among airline catering employees, HHE Program investigators recommended redesigning workstations, employee rotation, and increasing teamwork and social support. To read the full report go to http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2011-0131-3221.pdf.
Precautions Against Libby Amphibole Asbestos Exposure Provided to a Forest Management Agency
Although no overexposures to Libby amphibole were found, HHE Program investigators recommended ways to minimize the potential for exposure. They recommended periodically monitoring employees' exposure, minimizing dust-generating activities, and scheduling dust-generating tasks on days when the soil is moist. To read the full report go to http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2012-0077-3223.pdf.
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