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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-91-021-2144, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Marion, Indiana.

Authors
Tubbs-RL
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 91-021-2144, 1991 Oct; :1-42
NIOSHTIC No.
00204378
Abstract
In response to a request from Thomson Consumer Electronics (SIC- 3651), Marion, Indiana, a study was made of possible hazardous noise levels at the site. The facility manufactured and assembled television picture tubes. During the survey periods, both personal noise dosimetry and area noise sampling were completed throughout the facility, specifically targeting areas that had been identified by management as potential high noise exposure areas. Several areas were found where the workers were exposed to noise level in excess of 85 decibels-A (dBA). These areas included the Q-Set/Mask Department, Slurry/Matrix Rooms 1, 2, 5, 6, and 9, Frit Dispense Department, Frit Seal Department, Thump and Flush Department, and the Paint Room next to CIP. In no instance did the values as measured exceed 90dBA. The author concludes that a potential health hazard existed due to noise exposure. The author recommends use of spectral noise data to devise noise reduction controls in the affected departments, and implementing a comprehensive hearing conservation program that should be activated until the noise exposure can be permanently reduced to levels below 85dBA.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-91-021-2144; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Hearing-loss; Industrial-noise; Noise-exposure; Noise-measurement;
Publication Date
19911001
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
PB92-145861
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
HETA-91-021-2144
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3651
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
IN; OH
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