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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-80-198-824, CF and I Steel Corporation, Pueblo, Colorado.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 80-198-824, 1981 Feb; :1-8
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; Author Keywords: Blast Furnaces, Steel Works, and Rolling Mills; Noise; Audiometric Testing; Nail Manufacturing
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