National occupational research agenda for hearing loss in the manufacturing sector.
J Acoust Soc Am 2010 Mar; 127(3)(Pt 2):1747
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) as a means of organizing and prioritizing its research efforts in occupational safety and health. Research has been categorized across 8 industrial sectors and 22 cross-sectors. Among these, the manufacturing sector is the largest sector in which hearing loss occurs due to occupational exposures. The NIOSH Manufacturing Sector Council has developed strategic research goals to be completed by government, academic, and industry stakeholders. Foremost among these goals were the identification and inventory of sources of noise exposure resulting in hearing loss, and the determination of behavioral and exposure factors that contribute to the risk of hearing loss. This paper will outline the efforts of the Manufacturing Sector Council to identify research needs, outline research partnership opportunities, and seek effective means of implementing the research agenda to reduce the incidence of hearing loss among American workers
Industrial-factory-workers; Industrial-processes; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise; Noise-exposure; Hearing-loss; Noise-sources; Behavior; Risk-factors; Work-practices; Worker-health; Safety-research
William J. Murphy, CDC/NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Team, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C-27, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America