A new method for assessing noise exposure.
Sixth US-Finnish Joint Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety, People and Work, Proceedings of the Sixth FIOH-NIOSH Joint Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety, 8-10 August 1995, Espoo, Finland. People and Work - Research Reports 3. H. Nordman, J. Starck, A. Tossavainen, E. Viikari-Juntura, eds. Helsinki, Finland: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health; 1995 Aug; :22-25
A new method was presented for assessing noise exposure. First, as the method collects the noise it analyzes the steady state and impulsive noises, thus resolving the problem of underestimation common to integrating sound level meters and dosimeters. The new method also catalogs the samples of noise by job function. Additionally, the parameters of nonoccupational noise may also be included based on activity description so that the noise burden for that person may be determined. The system can be used to recreate a signal from its description, assign it a set of values based on analysis, and then include it in the calculation for the noise exposure of an individual worker or the noise environment of a place. Data were provided for various scenarios in evaluating the hearing loss for a 50 year old male exposed to a combination of small arms shooting, bazooka firing, and drop forge impact noise who was in the fiftieth percentile for susceptibility.
Noise-measurement; Risk-factors; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Industrial-noise; Impact-noise; Risk-analysis; Epidemiology; Analytical-methods
Nordman-H; Starck-J; Tossavainen-A; Viikari-Juntura-E
Sixth US-Finnish Joint Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety, People and Work, Proceedings of the Sixth FIOH-NIOSH Joint Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety, 8-10 August 1995, Espoo, Finland. People and Work - Research Reports 3