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Noise exposures during potato processing and manufacture of animal feed.

Authors
Achutan-C; Tubbs-R
Source
J Agric Saf Health 2007 Nov; 13(4):367-374
NIOSHTIC No.
20042124
Abstract
A noise exposure survey was conducted at an agricultural facility to evaluate noise exposures during potato processing and during the manufacture of alfalfa pellets. Of the 19 employees monitored, five reached or exceeded the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommended exposure limit for occupational noise. Four of these employees were from the potato processing area, and one was from the alfalfa pellet-mill operation. Two of the five (bagger and pellet-mill operator) also exceeded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration action level. The facility has a well-managed hearing conservation program for employees in the potato processing area, but not in the alfalfa manufacturing area. Erratum: Page 4. The entry in the third row rightmost column of table 1 should be "off" instead of "0 dB." published in J Agric Saf Health. 2008 Jan;14(1):table of contents.
Keywords
Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Exposure-assessment; Health-surveys; Agriculture; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Food-processing; Foodstuff; Noise-exposure; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Permissible-concentration-limits; Milling-industry; Industrial-exposures; Employee-exposure; Hearing-conservation; Dosimetry; Noise-measurement; Noise-levels; Noise-sources; Hearing-level; Hearing-threshold; Author Keywords: Agriculture; Alfalfa; Dose; Dosimetry; Noise; Potato processing
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
20071101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1074-7583
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
OH
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