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An assessment of noise exposures during post Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Authors
Achutan-C
Source
NHCA Spectrum 2006 Feb; 23(Suppl 1):23
NIOSHTIC No.
20030393
Abstract
NIOSH investigators assessed worker exposures to noise during the post-Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Six of the fourteen workers monitored exceeded the NIOSH REL, and one exceeded the OSHA AL. Workers who exceeded the NIOSH REL included a worker passing out tickets to trucks bringing in debris, a forklift driver supplying construction material to roofers at a naval air station, a veterinarian, a veterinary assistant, and two veterinarian technicians providing care to canines at a temporary outdoor animal shelter. One of the veterinarian technicians also exceeded the OSHAAL. NIOSH investigators recommended use of hearing protection devices to protect workers exposed to high noise levels.
Keywords
Noise; Noise-exposure; Workers; Worker-health; Noise-levels; Hearing; Hearing-protection; Occupational-exposure; Exposure-levels; Exposure-assessment
Publication Date
20060216
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
NHCA Spectrum
State
OH
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