APPROACHES TO NOISE EXPOSURE

This paper deals with the assessment of noise exposure and of the need for noise exposure control. Noise exposure is dealt with in terms of hearing damage risk as defined by criteria such as CHABA (1) and in terms of the damaging effects of noise in a broader sense as generally defined in the Environmental Protection Agency's "Levels Document" (2). Also discussed are noise exposure measurement techniques, various methodologies of assessing noise exposure, and the correlation of exposure measurements to simpler measures. The paper does not discuss engineering noise controls for specific applications. It does discuss the need for engineering controls and their applications, and other controls such as personal hearing protection and administrative controls.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Ship Vibration Symposium sponsored by The Ship Structure Committee and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arlington, Virginia, October 16-17, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Wehr, S E
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM