The utility of task-based noise exposure assessments in epidemiology: lessons learned from compliance sampling in machining and stamping plants.
Woskie-SR; Prince-M; Waters-M; Zhou-X
Arbete och Halsa 2001 Jun; 2001(10):158-160
Introduction: As part of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs, NIOSH received access to noise exposure surveys conducted every two years during the 1990's at two large U.S. automobile manufacturing facilities. The facilities used a task-based data collection method that involved developing detailed sound exposure profiles for each unique department/job combination in the plants. These exposure databases provide a unique opportunity to examine the nature of daily and task noise exposures in parts machining and stamping operations. Because of the task based nature of the data, it also provides an opportunity to investigate the utility of bootstrap sampling methods for efficient estimation of noise exposures for epidemiologic studies and exposure control.
Hearing; Hearing-conservation; Noise; Noise-exposure; Noise-levels; Noise-measurement; Employee-exposure; Automotive-industry; Industrial-environment; Industrial-exposures; Job-analysis; Sound; Sampling-methods; Epidemiology; Exposure-assessment
Susan Woskie, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA
Hagsberg-M; Knave-B; Lillienberg-L; Westberg-H
Arbete och Halsa (X2001 - exposure assessment in epidemiology and practice, June 10-13, 2001, Göteborg, Sweden)