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Characterization of agricultural noise exposure at an Indian Reservation in New Mexico.

Authors
Achutan-C; Tubbs-R
Source
NHCA Spectrum 2004 Feb; 21(Suppl 1):26
NIOSHTIC No.
20030376
Abstract
This poster presents noise exposures encountered during the processing and packaging of potatoes, and during the manufacture of alfalfa pellets, at an Indian reservation in New Mexico. Four of the twenty employees that were monitored exceeded their total dose of 100%, per the NIOSH criteria. TWA noise levels experienced during these agricultural operations ranged from 80.6-91.6 dBA. This poster discusses the controls currently in place and additional recommendations on further controlling the noise exposures.
Keywords
Noise; Noise-exposure; Demographic-characteristics; Employees; Monitors; Monitoring-systems; Noise-levels; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-health
Publication Date
20040219
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
NHCA Spectrum
State
OH
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