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Hazard Alert: Worker Exposure to Silica during Countertop …

Workers involved in manufacturing, finishing, and installing natural and manufactured stone countertops are at risk for significant crystalline silica exposure. Crystalline silica commonly occurs in nature as the mineral quartz, and is found in granite, sandstone,

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Construction Industry Noise Exposures Construction Workers

Construction workers in all of the trades we examined have the poten-tial for high exposure to noise. Although construction workers make up only 7% of the Washington State workforce, they file more than 21% of all accepted workers’ compensation hearing-loss

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Understanding the Decibel | NetWell

Decibels measure the intensity of sound and help define acoustical soundproofing treatments for maximum noise reduction. How loud is your noise? Skip to …

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Noise in engineering These pages aim to provide simple, easy to follow guidance and advice on the risks of exposure to noise, specific to engineering industries, and gives possible solutions to some common noise problems in engineering. What you must do ...

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How to Control Noise and Dust When Cutting Concrete | …

Dust and noise associated with concrete cutting at construction sites are a serious health hazard leading to respiratory illness and hearing loss to the workers. One of the crucial engineering controls for minimizing the damage and developing a healthy environment for workers is the application of the wet method of cutting concrete.

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hse noise case study - Reducing stone cutting noise When using conventional steel saws in stonemasonry, A-weighted noise levels of over 102 dB can be generated from the impact of each blade segment on the stone and by the mechanical vibrations exciting ...

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Noise Exposure and Hearing Capabilities of Quarry …

<i>Introduction.</i> Although quarry operations have high economic significance, the effects they cause to the workers in terms of excessive noise production cannot be overlooked. This cross-sectional study assessed the extent of noise exposure and its influence on hearing capabilities among quarry workers in Ashanti region.<i> Methods</i>. The study involved 400 workers randomly selected from ...

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Defeating the Decibels

to being a health hazard, and which workers are most at risk of NIHL? The threshold for hazardous noise in the workplace has been established at 85 decibels on the A weighted scale (dBA) [4] . To be considered at risk for hearing loss, an employee’s average[5]

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Hazard Analysis | Residential Construction

For example, normal conversation is approximately 60 decibels, the humming of a refrigerator is 40 decibels, and heavy city traffic noise can be 85 decibels. Examples of sources of loud noises that cause NIHL are motorcycles, firecrackers, and firearms, which emit sounds over 120 decibels.

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eLCOSH : OSHA's Approach to Noise Exposure in …

Tuckpoint Grinding - 99 dBA (2.5 hour sample) Source: OSHA Chicago North case file Sandblasting - 125 dBA (4 hour sample) Inside hood - 109 dBA Source: OSHA Aurora case file High Noise …

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Noise: Safety basics

Sound pressure level is measured in decibels (dB). The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) set a noise exposure standard for workplaces. If employees are exposed to noise that is above this standard, the workplace is too noisy.

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