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The utility of task-based noise exposure assessments in epidemiology: lessons learned from compliance sampling in machining and stamping plants.

Authors
Woskie-SR; Prince-M; Waters-M; Zhou-X
Source
Arbete och Halsa 2001 Jun; 2001(10):158-160
NIOSHTIC No.
20041290
Abstract
Introduction: As part of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs, NIOSH received access to noise exposure surveys conducted every two years during the 1990's at two large U.S. automobile manufacturing facilities. The facilities used a task-based data collection method that involved developing detailed sound exposure profiles for each unique department/job combination in the plants. These exposure databases provide a unique opportunity to examine the nature of daily and task noise exposures in parts machining and stamping operations. Because of the task based nature of the data, it also provides an opportunity to investigate the utility of bootstrap sampling methods for efficient estimation of noise exposures for epidemiologic studies and exposure control.
Keywords
Hearing; Hearing-conservation; Noise; Noise-exposure; Noise-levels; Noise-measurement; Employee-exposure; Automotive-industry; Industrial-environment; Industrial-exposures; Job-analysis; Sound; Sampling-methods; Epidemiology; Exposure-assessment
Contact
Susan Woskie, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA
Publication Date
20010601
Document Type
Abstract
Email Address
Susan_Woskie@uml.edu
Editors
Hagsberg-M; Knave-B; Lillienberg-L; Westberg-H
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9789170456077
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
0346-7821
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Arbete och Halsa (X2001 - exposure assessment in epidemiology and practice, June 10-13, 2001, Göteborg, Sweden)
State
MA; OH
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