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Intermittent noise exposure and associated damage risk to hearing of chain saw operators.

Authors
Schmidek-M; Carpenter-P
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1974 Mar; 35(3):152-158
NIOSHTIC No.
00024128
Abstract
Measurements of intermittent noise and hearing test data from U.S. Forest Service employees, engaged as chain saw operators, are reported in terms of types of intermittent exposures, resultant temporary threshold shifts, and subsequent hearing recovery. Hazard risks are related to proposed standards for intermittent noise; and the manner of saw operation is found to effect hearing more than model or saw size. Temporary hearing threshold shifts indicate some small risk, though the threshold shift returns to normal by the following morning.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Audiometry; Ear-disorders; Exposure-limits; Environmental-stress; Noise-pollution; Physiological-effects; Sound-generators; Tools; Sound-levels; Forestry-workers; Hearing-loss
CODEN
AIHAAP
Publication Date
19740301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1974
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0002-8894
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division