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Characterization of agricultural noise exposure at a swine confinement facility in Iowa.

Authors
Achutan C; Tubbs RL
Source
Spectrum 2005 Feb; 22(Suppl 1):25
NIOSHTIC No.
20029052
Abstract
This poster presents noise exposures encountered at a swine confinement facility in Iowa. Three of the seven full-shift personal dosimetry samples exceeded the NIOSH REL. Data were also analyzed as a function of specific tasks. Task-based analysis of the data showed that the highest exposures were during power washing of pens, snout snaring, and heat checking. This poster discusses controls currently in place and recommendations on further reduction of noise at this facility.
Keywords
Agriculture; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Noise-exposure; Dosimetry; Shift-workers; Sampling; Noise-protection; Noise-analysis; Noise-control; Occupational-exposure; Exposure-levels
CODEN
1083-7388
Publication Date
20050224
Document Type
Abstract; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2005
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Spectrum: the National Hearing Conservation Association newsletter
State
OH
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