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Personal ear protection evaluation - present and future.

Authors
Michael-PL; Bolka-DF
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1971 Nov; 32(11):753-756
NIOSHTIC No.
00011657
Abstract
Critical evaluation of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Method for the measurement of the Real-Ear Attenuation of Ear Protectors at Threshold. The current method is described as expensive and time-consuming. The amount of protection determined with this method is considered likely to be misleading in many cases. This standard is restricted to the evaluation of ear protector attenuation and has no specifications on other ear protector characteristics such as durability, toxicity, and sizing. The ANSI S-52 Writing Group is revising the attenuation measurement standard to include both subjective and physical methods for evaluating ear protectors. Two other standard writing groups - ANSI Z-137, and IEEE 30.10 are preparing new standards which should provide much more complete and accurate evaluation procedures and specifications.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; National-standards; Ear-protection; Hearing-thresholds; Personal-protective-equipment
Contact
None Pennsylvania State University Box 30 State College, PA 16801
CODEN
AIHAAP
Publication Date
19711101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
74049.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1972
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00341
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0002-8894
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
State
PA
Performing Organization
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
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