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New findings on noise exposure in the construction trades.
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PMID:  18531752     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The degree to which employees on construction sites are exposed to noise often depends on a variety of individual activities. The calculation of the average noise exposure for different construction trades in this sector calls for an enhanced level of work analysis and measurement. Recommended here are personal measurements with simultaneous recording of the various activities and machines employed. With the subsequent assignment of average sound pressure levels and activities, it is then possible to draw conclusions about part exposures and mean exposure. At euronoise 2006 in Tampere, findings for a series of construction trades were presented. In the meantime, this series of measurements has been extended to include further trades. Furthermore subsequent measurements have been performed for individual trades, this was considered necessary because certain machines and working methods have changed in these fields in the last 20 years. The findings show that technical progress does not necessarily result in a reduction in noise exposure.
Reimer Paulsen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3678     Citation Subset:  IM    
BGIA - Institut für Arbeitsschutz, Alte Heerstr. 111, 53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany,
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