Noise problems associated with relocating a bookstore in a gymnasium.
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2003 Feb; 18(2):75-81
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) on August 13, 2001, from employees working at a community college bookstore. The bookstore had recently been moved to a temporary location while renovations were occurring at its former site of operation. Employees were concerned that noise from an adjacent gymnasium was having adverse effects on their health. An investigator from NIOSH made a site visit (October 17-19, 2001) to the community college campus. An opening conference with college and employee representatives was held on the afternoon of October 17, followed by a walk-through survey of the bookstore. Noise sampling was conducted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on October 18-19, 2001, while the bookstore conducted normal operations. A fall break day camp for elementary students was held in the adjacent gymnasium on both days of sampling.
Noise; Noise-analysis; Noise-levels; Noise-exposure; Case-studies; Engineering-controls; Hearing-protection
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch of NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene