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Occupational hearing loss - preface.

Authors
Morata-TC; Dunn-DE
Source
Occup Med: State of the Art Rev 1995 Jul; 10(3):XI
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20035875
Abstract
This text is being published and released during the 25th year of the United States Department of Labor's April 27, 1971, Occupational Noise Exposure Standard. This volume also comes at a time when legislators in the United States are proposing reductions in safety and health budgets, staff, and mandates that can result in rolling back the progress made in preventing occupational hearing loss and other occupational injuries or deaths. Noise is the most common occupational hazard. The probability for sustaining a job-related hearing loss increases when worker noise exposures are combined with other factors, such as chemicals, extreme temperatures, and vibration. There are indications that, in some situations, confounding factors may result in hearing loss despite noise exposure levels below the currently recommended exposure limits (e.g. combined noise and ototoxic chemical exposures). In light of these findings, hearing conservation practices may need to be augmented and used in more occupational settings to prevent work-related hearing loss. The chapters in this book chronicle the origins and progress of hearing conservation as well as identify the direction in which future efforts should be channeled to prevent occupational hearing loss.
Keywords
Biological-effects; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Occupational-exposure; Risk-analysis; Statistical-analysis; Work-environment; Worker-health; Workplace-studies
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DBBS, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
SAOME4
Publication Date
19950701
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Morata-TC; Dunn-DE
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781560531814
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0885-114X
NIOSH Division
DBBS; OD
Source Name
Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. Occupational Hearing Loss
State
OH; DC
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