Health Hazard Evaluations: Noise and Hearing Loss, 1986-1997
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 99-106
When evaluating noise during an Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE), staff may monitor noise exposures, survey worker medical information, conduct worker audiometric evaluations, assess worker use of hearing loss protection devices, and evaluate hearing loss prevention policies and standards. NIOSH researchers present written reports detailing the results of their evaluations to help companies assess workers exposure to noise, evaluate and plan noise controls, and develop employee education programs on hearing loss prevention.
This document presents summaries of the HHEs related to noise conducted from 1986-1997. The summaries are organized by industry. In several cases noise exposure was just one of many exposures that NIOSH researchers investigated at the work site.