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Occupational noise levels during emergency relief operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Authors
Achutan-C
Source
J Occup Environ Hyg 2007 Apr; 4(4):D33-D35
NIOSHTIC No.
20031679
Abstract
This evaluation has brought to light the potential for emergency response workers to be exposed to excessive noise levels that could contribute to hearing loss. If these workers had similar exposures in their daily jobs, they would be enrolled in a hearing loss prevention program by their employers. This evaluation also highlighted a potential noise hazard to workers who care for domestic animals, such as employees of veterinary practices and animal shelters. Emergency response plans should consider noise exposures in shelters and structures used to house animals and should consider engineering and administrative controls in addition to providing HPDs to workers.
Keywords
Noise; Noise-exposure; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-sources; Emergency-responders
CODEN
JOEHA2
Publication Date
20070401
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Mazzuckelli-L
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008491
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1545-9624
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH; IA
Performing Organization
University of Iowa
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