NIOSH Publications on Noise and Hearing

NIOSH Publications on Noise and Hearing
Author: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 30
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Deafness, Noise induced
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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NIOSH Publications on Noise and Hearing

NIOSH Publications on Noise and Hearing
Author: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 30
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hearing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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NIOSH Publications on Noise and Hearing

NIOSH Publications on Noise and Hearing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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NIOSH Hearing Loss Publications

NIOSH Hearing Loss Publications
Author: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Deafness, Noise induced
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NIOSH Hearing Loss Publications Book Excerpt:

"A list of summaries of hearing loss publications are given. These include the following: Preventing Occupational Hearing Loss-A Practical Guide, NIOSH Publication No. 96-110; Criteria for a Recommended Standard-Occupational Noise Exposure, NIOSH Publication No. 98-126; The NIOSH Compendium of Hearing Protection Devices, NIOSH Publication No. 95-105; Today's Supervisor/Safeworker; Health Hazard Evaluations-Noise and Hearing Loss: 1986-1997, NIOSH Publication No. 99-106; National Occupational Research Agenda, NIOSH Publication No. 96-115; and Noise and Mining-NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory Publications." - NIOSHTIC-2

Hearing Loss Research at NIOSH

Hearing Loss Research at NIOSH
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee to Review the NIOSH Hearing Loss Research Program
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-12-14
ISBN: 030910274X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearing Loss Research at NIOSH Book Excerpt:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (U.S. Congress, 1970). Today the agency is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIOSH is charged with the responsibility to "conduct . . . research, experiments, and demonstrations relating to occupational safety and health" and to develop "innovative methods, techniques, and approaches for dealing with [those] problems" (U.S. Congress, 1970). Its research targets include identifying criteria for use in setting worker exposure standards and exploring new problems that may arise in the workplace. Prevention of occupational hearing loss has been part of the NIOSH research portfolio from the time the agency was established. A principal cause of occupational hearing loss is the cumulative effect of years of exposure to hazardous noise. Exposure to certain chemicals with or without concomitant noise exposure may also contribute to occupational hearing loss. Hearing loss may impede communication in the workplace and contribute to safety hazards. Occupationally acquired hearing loss may also have an adverse effect on workers' lives beyond the workplace. No medical means are currently available to prevent or reverse it, although hearing aids are widely used and research on other treatments is ongoing. Occupational hearing loss is a serious concern, although the number of workers affected is uncertain. In September 2004, NIOSH requested that the National Academies conduct reviews of as many as 15 NIOSH programs with respect to the impact and relevance of their work in reducing workplace injury and illness and to identify future directions that their work might take. The Hearing Loss Research Program was selected by NIOSH as one of the first two programs to be reviewed. Hearing Loss Research at NIOSH examines the following issues for the Hearing Loss Research Program: (1) Progress in reducing workplace illness and injuries through occupational safety and health research, assessed on the basis of an analysis of relevant data about workplace illnesses and injuries and an evaluation of the effect that NIOSH research has had in reducing illness and injuries, (2) Progress in targeting new research to the areas of occupational safety and health most relevant to future improvements in workplace protection, and (3) Significant emerging research areas that appear especially important in terms of their relevance to the mission of NIOSH.

Noise

Noise
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 8
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Occupational Noise and Hearing 1968 to 1972

Occupational Noise and Hearing  1968 to 1972
Author: Barry L. Lempert,T. L. Henderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 51
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hearing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Comparative Quantification of Health Risks Sexual and reproductive health

Comparative Quantification of Health Risks  Sexual and reproductive health
Author: Majid Ezzati
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 2248
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9241580313
Category: CD-ROMs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Quantification of Health Risks Sexual and reproductive health Book Excerpt:

Accompanying CD-ROM contains annex tables detailing population attributable fractions, mortality, and disease burden for selected major risk factors.

Occupational Noise Exposure

Occupational Noise Exposure
Author: Department of Health and Human Services,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,National Institute Safety and Health
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2014-02-19
ISBN: 9781496001597
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Noise Exposure Book Excerpt:

In the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress declared that its purpose was to assure, so far as possible, safe and healthful working conditions for every working man and woman and to preserve our human resources. In this Act, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is charged with recommending occupational safety and health standards and describing exposure concentrations that are safe for various periods of employment-including but not limited to concentrations at which no worker will suffer diminished health, functional capacity, or life expectancy as a result of his or her work experience. By means of criteria documents, NIOSH communicates these recommended standards to regulatory agencies (including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA]) and to others in the occupational safety and health community. Criteria documents provide the scientific basis for new occupational safety and health standards. These documents generally contain a critical review of the scientific and technical information available on the prevalence of hazards, the existence of safety and health risks, and the adequacy of control methods. In addition to transmitting these documents to the Department of Labor, NIOSH also distributes them to health professionals in academic institutions, industry, organized labor, public interest groups, and other government agencies. In 1972, NIOSH published Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Noise, which provided the basis for a recommended standard to reduce the risk of developing permanent hearing loss as a result of occupational noise exposure [NIOSH 1972]. NIOSH has now evaluated the latest scientific information and has revised some of its previous recommendations. The 1998 recommendations go beyond attempting to conserve hearing by focusing on preventing occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). This criteria document reevaluates and reaffirms the recommended exposure limit (REL) for occupational noise exposure established by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 1972. The REL is 85 decibels, A-weighted, as an 8-hr time-weighted average (85 dBA as an 8-hr TWA). Exposures at or above this level are hazardous. By incorporating the 4000-Hz audiometric frequency into the definition of hearing impairment in the risk assessment, NIOSH has found an 8% excess risk of developing occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) during a 40-year lifetime exposure at the 85-dBA REL. NIOSH has also found that scientific evidence supports the use of a 3-dB exchange rate for the calculation of TWA exposures to noise. The recommendations in this document go beyond attempts to conserve hearing by focusing on prevention of occupational NIHL. For workers whose noise exposures equal or exceed 85 dBA, NIOSH recommends a hearing loss prevention program (HLPP) that includes exposure assessment, engineering and administrative controls, proper use of hearing protectors, audiometric evaluation, education and motivation, recordkeeping, and program audits and evaluations. Audiometric evaluation is an important component of an HLPP. To provide early identification of workers with increasing hearing loss, NIOSH has revised the criterion for significant threshold shift to an increase of 15 dB in the hearing threshold level (HTL) at 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, or 6000 Hz in either ear, as determined by two consecutive tests. To permit timely intervention and prevent further hearing losses in workers whose HTLs have increased because of occupational noise exposure, NIOSH no longer recommends age correction on individual audiograms.

Monthly Catalogue United States Public Documents

Monthly Catalogue  United States Public Documents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Why Is This Job Killing Me

Why Is This Job Killing Me
Author: John B. Kachuba; Mary A. Newman, Ph
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2011-05-17
ISBN: 1462868851
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Is This Job Killing Me Book Excerpt:

Work Smarter, Work Healthier! What you don’t know about your workplace could kill you. What you learn in this book could save your life. Recognize the silent killers Create safer workplace environments Improve your health and your job performance Did you know that every nine minutes someone is killed by their job? In this groundbreaking book, two experts in the field of occupational safety tell you what's wrong at the workplace, who is at risk, and what you and your employer can do to create a safer working environment. Learn how to protect yourself from the top ten job-related illnesses and injuries--from respiratory disease to cancer, from reproductive disorders to musculoskeletal injuries and trauma. YouÊll discover: Four steps to risk assessment in the workplace The easiest method of reducing exposure to toxic substances How to recognize „sick building syndrome‰ and what to do about it How to prevent back injuries, sprains, strains, inflammations, and dislocations It's all here in the book that offers real solutions for real problems that affect you on--and off--the job. YouÊll find practical--and legal--know-how, suggestions for employers, a complete list of occupational health resources with addresses and Web sites, and more.

Fire Emergency Service Hearing Conservation Program Manual

Fire   Emergency Service  Hearing Conservation Program Manual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: FEMA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Emergency Service Hearing Conservation Program Manual Book Excerpt:

Extracting the Science

Extracting the Science
Author: Jürgen F. Brune
Publsiher: SME
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0873353226
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extracting the Science Book Excerpt:

These research papers also cover a spectrum of innovative technical solutions, including computer-controlled mining equipment, remote monitoring of air quality, and virtual reality training systems.

An Essential Guide to Hearing and Balance Disorders

An Essential Guide to Hearing and Balance Disorders
Author: R. Steven Ackley,T. Newell Decker,Charles J. Limb
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN: 1351576690
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Essential Guide to Hearing and Balance Disorders Book Excerpt:

An Essential Guide to Hearing and Balance Disorders consolidates the most significant clinical aspects of hearing and balance disorders, ranging from cause and diagnosis to treatment and cure. Experts in various subspecialties of this extensive topic introduce readers to the most sophisticated and state of the art methods of diagnosis and treatment. Each chapter expands on a specific topic area along the continuum of how medical personnel diagnose hearing and balance disorders, to how surgical implantation of the cochlea and rehabilitation can remedy various conditions. In concise format, the book begins with a case history and follows with comprehensive descriptions of current knowledge regarding fundamental causes of hearing loss and balance disorders, as well as a thorough examination of objective assessment. The latter half of the volume presents specialized treatment and rehabilitative options for various disorders. The chapters in this part cover special topics and conclude with pertinent case studies. Unique areas of discussion in a text of this kind include: genetics of deafness pediatric hearing loss and hearing loss later in life business essentials in audiology private practice professional issues, such as ethics, methods of practice, and conflicts of interest. As its title implies, this book is critically important for all students and professionals in hearing/balance related disciplines, including audiology, otolaryngology, general medicine, and rehabilitation oriented allied health care occupations.

Subject Guide to U S Government Reference Sources

Subject Guide to U S  Government Reference Sources
Author: Gayle J. Hardy,Judith Schiek Robinson
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1996
ISBN: 156308189X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subject Guide to U S Government Reference Sources Book Excerpt:

Revised and updated, this compendium helps readers identify and understand the scope of key government reference sources-traditional books (including publications catalogs and telephone directories); information clearinghouses; and materials in new formats, such as CD-ROMs, datafiles, and Internet sites. The authors focus on free information and depository materials-both readily available through toll-free phone numbers, mail or e-mail requests to agencies, or federal depository library collections. Materials are fully described in annotations that differentiate between similar materials, identify typical citation formats, and note common abbreviations

Mine Health and Safety Management

Mine Health and Safety Management
Author: Michael Karmis
Publsiher: SME
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780873352000
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mine Health and Safety Management Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on instilling a safety culture and fostering the ability to recognize and manage health and safety responsibilities and requirements. It details effective and safety management systems and concentrates on safety and health hazard anticipation, identification, evaluation, and control.

Technology for a Quieter America

Technology for a Quieter America
Author: National Academy of Engineering,Committee on Technology for a Quieter America
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2010-10-30
ISBN: 0309156327
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology for a Quieter America Book Excerpt:

Exposure to noise at home, at work, while traveling, and during leisure activities is a fact of life for all Americans. At times noise can be loud enough to damage hearing, and at lower levels it can disrupt normal living, affect sleep patterns, affect our ability to concentrate at work, interfere with outdoor recreational activities, and, in some cases, interfere with communications and even cause accidents. Clearly, exposure to excessive noise can affect our quality of life. As the population of the United States and, indeed, the world increases and developing countries become more industrialized, problems of noise are likely to become more pervasive and lower the quality of life for everyone. Efforts to manage noise exposures, to design quieter buildings, products, equipment, and transportation vehicles, and to provide a regulatory environment that facilitates adequate, cost-effective, sustainable noise controls require our immediate attention. Technology for a Quieter America looks at the most commonly identified sources of noise, how they are characterized, and efforts that have been made to reduce noise emissions and experiences. The book also reviews the standards and regulations that govern noise levels and the federal, state, and local agencies that regulate noise for the benefit, safety, and wellness of society at large. In addition, it presents the cost-benefit trade-offs between efforts to mitigate noise and the improvements they achieve, information sources available to the public on the dimensions of noise problems and their mitigation, and the need to educate professionals who can deal with these issues. Noise emissions are an issue in industry, in communities, in buildings, and during leisure activities. As such, Technology for a Quieter America will appeal to a wide range of stakeholders: the engineering community; the public; government at the federal, state, and local levels; private industry; labor unions; and nonprofit organizations. Implementation of the recommendations in Technology for a Quieter America will result in reduction of the noise levels to which Americans are exposed and will improve the ability of American industry to compete in world markets paying increasing attention to the noise emissions of products.

Federal Register

Federal Register
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Delegated legislation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Federal Register Book Excerpt:

A Practical Guide to Effective Hearing Conservation Programs in the Workplace

A Practical Guide to Effective Hearing Conservation Programs in the Workplace
Author: Alice Harriet Suter,John Robert Franks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Deafness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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