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Economic impact of a 90 dBA noise standard on textile spinning operations.

Authors
Emerson-PD; Bailey-JR; Cooper-WD
Source
Safety Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, New York 1977:5 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091797
Abstract
Cost factors resulting from compliance with the NIOSH noise standard of 90 decibels relative to the A-weighted scale (dBA) in the textile spinning industry were examined. A model was developed for calculating the economic impact on spinning operations based on the cost of noise control, expected life of noise control equipment, and the annual production cost of the particular textile. The authors conclude that the long term economic impact of industry compliance with the 90dBA standard will be relatively slight. Because of possible cash flow problems, the authors recommend that the impact be assessed on an individual facility basis rather than on an industry wide basis and that assessments include consideration of the financial position of the company, market conditions, and the life expectancy of existing machinery. They also recommend that noise modifications be tailored to the specific dimensional requirements of individual machine modes.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-levels; Spinning-machines; Textiles-equipment; Noise-pollution; Noise-control; Textiles-processing; Acoustical-measurements; Textile-mills; Standards
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00442
Priority Area
Noise-induced-hearing-loss
Source Name
Safety Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, New York
State
MO; NY
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