HHE Report No. HHE-80-198-824, CF and I Steel Corporation, Pueblo, Colorado.
NIOSH 1981 Feb:8 pages
Worker exposures to noise were surveyed in the wire mill nail room of CF and I Steel Corporation (SIC-3312) in Pueblo, Colorado on October 22, 1980. The evaluation was requested by the United Steel Workers of America, Local 2102, on behalf of an unspecified number of employees. Sound pressure levels and 8 hour time weighted average (TWA) peak levels were recorded. Eight hour noise levels averaged 86 to 105 decibels relative to the A-weighted scale (dBA), and peak levels ranged from 115 to 132dBA. The OSHA noise exposure standard is 90dB for an 8 hour TWA sample. The authors conclude that a noise exposure hazard exists at this facility. They recommend continuation and rigid enforcement of the hearing protection program currently used at the Company, and annual audiometric testing.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-198-824; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-8; Metal-workers; Noise-measurement; Noise-Levels; Hearing-protection; Health-surveys; Worker-health; Noise-analysis;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
NTIS Accession No.
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 pages, 1 reference