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NOISE AND HEARING LOSS PREVENTION

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Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch (EPHB) Survey Reports

Reports of laboratory research and worksite studies focusing on practical, solutions-oriented interventions to reduce occupational exposures.

Comparison of the Performances of Three Acoustic Test Fixtures Using Impulse Peak Insertion Loss Measurements, Rudyard, Michigan (350-14a)

Comparison of Two Acoustic Test Fixtures for Measurement of Impulse Peak Insertion Loss (350-13a)

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN ACOUSTIC SHOCK TUBE FOR GENERATING HIGH-LEVEL IMPULSES TO TEST HEARING PROTECTION DEVICES (350-12a)

A CASE FOR USING A-WEIGHTED EQUIVALENT ENERGY AS A DAMAGE RISK CRITERION AS A DAMAGE RISK CRITERION (350-11a)

Evaluation of Smartphone Sound Measurement Applications (349-12a)

Development and validation testing of an impulse noise meter (349-11a)

Analysis of chinchilla temporary and permanent threshold shifts following impulsive noise exposure (338-05c)

Advanced hearing protector study conducted at: General Motors Metal Fabricating Division Flint Metal Center - Flint, Michigan (312-11a)

An analysis of the blast overpressure study data comparing three exposure criteria (309-05h)

Control Technology and Exposure Assessment for Electronic Recycling Operations Elkton Federal Correctional Institution Elkton, Ohio (326-12a)

STYRENE EXPOSURES DURING FIBER REINFORCED WIND BLADE MANUFACTURING (306-19b)

In Depth Study: A Re-evaluation of Styrene and Noise Exposures in the Fiberglass-reinforced Plastic Boat Manufacturing Industry (306-18a)

In-Depth Study: An Occupational Exposure Assessment of Styrene and Noise in The Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Boat manufacturing Industry (306-16a)

Styrene and Noise Exposures During Fiber Reinforced Plastic Boat Manufacturing at Island Packet Yachts (IPY) Largo, Florida (306-15a)

Walk-Through Survey Report: Styrene and Noise Exposures During Fiber Reinforced Plastic Boat manufacturing at Sea Ray Boats, Vonore, Tennessee (306-14a)

Walk-Through Survey Report: Styrene and Noise Exposures During Fiber Reinforced Plastic Boat Manufacturing at Century Boat company Inc. Panama City, Florida (306-13a)

STYRENE AND NOISE EXPOSURES DURING FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC BOAT MANUFACTURING (306-12b)

Walk-Through Survey Report: Styrene and Noise Exposures During Fiber Reinforced Plastic Boat Manufacturing, September 2005 (306-12a)

Walk-Through Survey Report: Styrene and Noise Exposures During Fiber Reinforced Plastic Boat Manufacturing at U.S. Marine Incorporated, Arlington Virginia (306-11b)

In-Depth Survey Report: Styrene and Noise Exposures During Fiber Reinforced Plastic Boat Manufacturing at Larson/Glastron Inc. Little Falls Minnesota (306-11a)

Control Technology Assessment For Coal Gasification And Liquefaction Processes (119-22a)

Control Technology Assessment For Coal Gasification And Liquefaction Processes (119-21a)

Preliminary Control Technology Assessment Of The Cambridge Tile Manufacturing Company Cincinnati, Ohio (110-14a)

Fact Sheets

Information about preventing work-related diseases an injuries based on NIOSH research.

HPD Wellfit Fast and Accurate Fit Testing
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-179 (October 2012)

Hearing Protector Device Compendium
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-178 (October 2012)

NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Program, Our Research is Sound
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-174 (October 2012)

Occupationally-Induced Hearing Loss
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-136 (March 2010)

Inquiring Ears Want to Know: A Fact Sheet about Your Hearing Test
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-102 (November 2007)

Have You Heard? Hearing Loss Caused by Farm Noise is Preventable
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-176 (September 2007)

They’re Your Ears: Protect Them: Hearing Loss Caused by Farm Noise is Preventable
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-175 (October 2007)

Health Hazard Evaluation Reports

Short, easy-to-understand documents that provide practical solutions to workplace noise problems.

Reports of workplace studies requested by companies or workers.

2015

Evaluation of Skin and Respiratory Symptoms Among Employees with Exposure to Metals, Metalworking Fluids, and Noise at an Orthopedic Implant Manufacturer.

Evaluation of Employees' Exposures to Lead, Noise, and Heat at an Automotive Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Company.

2014

Exposures of Helicopter Pilots and Gunners to Firearm Noise and Lead During Gunnery Target Training Exercises.

Measurement of Exposure to Impulsive Noise at Indoor and Outdoor Firing Ranges During Tactical Training Exercises.

2013

Followback Evaluation of Lead and Noise Exposures at an Indoor Firing Range.

2012

Air Contaminant,Noise, and Dermal Hazards During Aluminum Beverage Can Manufacturing - Texas.

Noise Evaluation of Elementary and High School Music classes and Indoor Marching Band Rehearsals - Alabama.

2011

Chemical Hazards and Noise Exposures at a Drum Refurbishing Plant - Indiana.

Exposures to Pharmaceutical Dust at a Mail Order Pharmacy - Illinois.

Noise and Lead Exposures at an Outdoor Firing Range - California.

2010

Potential Noise Exposures in Hospital Operating Rooms, West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.

2009

Health Concerns at a Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Plant, Sanmina-SCIĀ® Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama.

2008

Assessment of Physical Hazards at an Automobile Parts Manufacturing Facility, Tower Automotive, Bluffton, Ohio.

Headlee Roofing, Mesa, Arizona.

Petersen-Dean Roofing Systems, Phoenix, Arizona.

Potential Noise Hazards to Mechanics and 911 Dispatchers at a Fire Department, Anchorage, Alaska.

Radiation Exposure to TSA Baggage Screeners, Transportation Security Administration, Washington, DC.

Worker Exposures to Noise, Metalworking Fluids, Welding Fumes, and Acids During Metal Conduit Manufacturing, Republic Conduit, Louisville, Kentucky.

2007

Assessment of Noise Exposures in a Hospital Kitchen, Department of Veterans Affairs, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kenton County Animal Shelter, Covington, Kentucky.

Liberty Veterinary Hospital, Liberty Township, Ohio.

Noise Exposures and Hearing Loss Assessments Among Animal Shelter Workers, Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Algiers, Louisiana.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Cincinnati, Ohio.

2006

Cincinnati Police Canine Unit, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mesaba Airlines, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

Transportation Security Administration, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Erlanger, Kentucky.

2005

Air Contaminant and Noise Exposures Among Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Baggage Screeners at Four International Airports.

Immigration and Naturalization Service, National Firearms Unit, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Kentucky Sanitation District #1, Ft. Wright, Kentucky.

Transportation Security Administration, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Linthicum, Maryland.

2004

Horizon Air, Seattle, Washington.

Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, Farmington, New Mexico.

Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, Oregon.

Transportation Security Administration, Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Virginia.

Transportation Security Administration, Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida.

Transportation Security Administration-Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida.

2003

Capitol Heat and Power, Madison, Wisconsin.

Fort Collins Police Services, Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Concrete Revolution, Denver, Colorado.

Utah Department of Public Safety, Utah Highway Patrol, Salt Lake City, Utah.

2002

Marion County Board of Education, Fairmont, West Virginia.

2001

Federal Aviation Administration, Burlington Massachusetts.

Human Performance International, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina.

Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

2000

Whitepath Fab Tech, Ellijay, Georgia.

1999

Continental Express Airlines, Newark, New Jersey.

Edgcomb Metals, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Health hazard evaluation report: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Libby Dam Project, Libby, Montana.

RMC LONESTAR, San Francisco, California.

1998

The Crown, U.S. Hot Rod Monster Truck and Motocross Show, Cincinnati, Ohio.

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, San Ysidro, California.

1997

Federal Aviation Administration - Bradley Airfield, Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Los Angeles County Department of Coroner, Los Angeles, California.

1996

FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia.

Martin's Carstar, Inc., Lakewood, Colorado.

Matrix Auto Body, Englewood, Colorado.

Spence's Carstar, Denver, Colorado.

1995

Hamilton Fire Department, Hamilton, Ohio.

The Western States Machine Company, Hamilton, Ohio.

1994

Exxon Chemical Company, Pottsville Film Plant, Polyethylene Film Department, Mar-Lin, Pennsylvania.

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, D.C.

Internal Revenue Service, McNamara Building, Detroit, Michigan.

Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ozark Power Plant, Ozark, Arkansas.

USS/USX Gary Works, No. 2 Q-BOP Shop, Gary, Indiana.

1993

Haddon Craftsmen, Inc., Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Silver Mountain Enterprises, Montrose, Colorado.

Square D Company, Oxford, Ohio.

1992

ASARCO - Troy Unit Mine, Troy, Montana.

Ohio Department of Agriculture, Reynoldsburg Laboratory, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc., Norwood, Ohio.

U.S. Postal Service, Lansing, Michigan.

1991

McKesson Drug Company, Fairfield, Ohio.

Neiman Sawmills, Inc., Hulett, Wyoming.

Thomson Consumer Electronics, Marion, Indiana.

U.S. Customs Service, World Trade Center, New York, New York.

1990

Memphis Fire Department, Memphis, Tennessee.

Ministry of Health - St. Lucia, St. Lucia, West Indies.

1989

Flying W Plastics Company, Glenville, West Virginia.

1988

McGraw-Edison, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Ministry of Health - St. Lucia, St. Lucia, West Indies.

1987

Champion International Corporation, Hamilton, Ohio.

Dubois Chemical Company, Sharonville, Ohio.

West Virginia, Department of Highways, Charleston, West Virginia.

1986

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1985

Denver Laundry And Dry Cleaning, Denver, Colorado.

Federal Grain Inspection Service, USDA, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1984

Fountain Avenue Landfill, Brooklyn, New York.

Henry R. Hinckley and Company, Southwest Harbor, Maine.

Siemens Components, Incorporated, Broomfield, Colorado.

1982

Industrial Plastics, Valley City, Ohio.

U.S. Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Hearing Loss Prevention

Reducing the Risk of Hearing Disorders among Musicians
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-184 (June 2015)

Hearing Loss is Preventable and You Can do Something About It
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-128 (July 2014)

Promoting Hearing Health Among Fire Fighters
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-142 (May 2013)

NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Program: Our Research is Sound
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-174 (October 2012)

They're Your Ears: Protect Them. Hearing Loss Caused by Farm Noise is Preventable
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-175 (October 2007)

Proceedings: Best Practices in Hearing Loss Prevention (October 28, 1999, Detroit, Michigan)
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-157 (October 1999)

Preventing Occupational Hearing Loss: A Practical Guide
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-110 (June 1996)

A Practical Guide to Effective Hearing Conservation Programs in the Workplace
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 90-120 (September 1990)

Proposed National Strategies for the Prevention of Leading Work-related Diseases and Injuries - Noise-induced Hearing Loss
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 89-135 (1988)

Hearing Protection

A Story of Impact: Measuring How Well Earplugs Work
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-181 (May 2015)

HPD Wellfit Fast and Accurate Fit Testing
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-179 (October 2012)

Compendium of Hearing Protection Devices
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-178 (October 2012)

Technology News 534 - QuickFit Earplug Test Device
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-112 (December 2008)

Have you heard? Hearing Loss Caused by Farm Noise is Preventable
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-176 (September 2007)

Wearing Hearing Protection Properly: A 3-D Training Aid for Drillers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-107 (November 2004)

Noise Control

Buy Quiet Video
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-130 (July 2014)

Buy Quiet
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-127 (July 2014)

Buy Quiet Poster

NIOSH Directory of Engineering Controls
This directory page links to NIOSH engineering control related webpages, projects, programs, tools and resources created to improve workplace health and safety.

Reducing Exposure to Lead and Noise at Outdoor Firing Ranges
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-104 (November 2012)

Evaluations of a noise control for roof bolting machines
Mining Publication (December 2012)

Technology News 548 - Bit Isolator Reduces Drilling Noise in Underground Coal Mines
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-110 (March 2012)

Reducing Noise Hazards for Call and Dispatch Centers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-210 (September 2011)

CAP the Noise to Save Your Hearing!
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-102 (November 2010)

A Story of Impact: NIOSH Engineering Controls Research Shows Promise in Reducing Noise Exposure Among Mine Workers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-156 (October 2010)

Technology News 539 - Identifying the Benefits of Engineering Noise Controls through a Business Case
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-121 (December 2009)

Reducing Exposure to Lead and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-113 (January 2010)

Noise Control in Underground Metal Mining
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2010-111 (December 2009)

Technology News 538 - Acoustic Enclosure to Reduce Noise from Vibrating Screen Mechanism Housings
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-109 (November 2009)

Technology News 536 - NIOSH Develops New Software to Analyze and Reduce Hazardous Noise Exposure
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-150 (July 2009)

Preventing Occupational Exposures to Lead and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-136 (April 2009)

Technology News 532 - Collapsible drill steel enclosure for reducing roof bolting machine drilling noise
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-146 (September 2008)

Technology News 531 - Engineering Controls for Reducing Continuous Mining Machine Noise
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-145 (September 2008)

Technology News 527 - The Partial Cab: A New Noise Engineering Control for Surface Drill Rigs
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-153 (August 2007)

Underground Evaluation of Coated Flight Bars for a Continuous Mining Machine
Mining Publication (December 2006)

Lower Respirable Dust and Noise Exposure with an Open Structure Design
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-101 (November 2006)

Industrial Noise Control Manual
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 79-117 (December 1978)

Noise Reduction of a Pneumatic Rock Drill
Report of Investigations 8082 (November 1975)

Noise Abatement of Pneumatic Rock Drill
Report of Investigations 7998 (December 1974)

Noise Measurement

Smart Phone Measurement Apps

Test Apparatus for Measuring Sound Power Levels of Drills
Information Circular 9166 (January 1987)

Workplace Solutions

Short, easy-to-understand documents that provide practical solutions to workplace noise problems.

Reducing the Risk of Hearing Disorders among Musicians
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-184 (June 2015)

Promoting Hearing Health among Fire Fighters
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-142 (May 2013)

Reducing Exposure to Lead and Noise at Outdoor Firing Ranges
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-104 (November 2012)

Reducing Noise Hazards for Call and Dispatch Center Operators
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-210 (September 2011)

Reducing Exposure to Lead and Noise at Indoor Firing Ranges
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-113 (January 2010)

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