A proof that health and productivity benefits can be attained through noise attenuation in factories: a paper written to celebrate the visit of a Cultural Delegation from the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education to the People's Republic of China, April l986.

Eddington, Ian (1986) A proof that health and productivity benefits can be attained through noise attenuation in factories: a paper written to celebrate the visit of a Cultural Delegation from the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education to the People's Republic of China, April l986. Discussion Paper. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. (Unpublished)

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[Abstract]: The literature of permissible noise exposure limits is briefly surveyed. Prescriptions for the prevention of noise induced hearing loss, common to all of the surveyed exposure limits, are summarised. A nomogram, invented for the purpose of highlighting health and productivity benefits inherent in preventive action against noise induced hearing loss, and which incorporates the common prescriptions summarised from the survey of exposure limits, is described. The nomogram is applied in an industrial setting to reveal health and productivity benefits so substantial that they may not easily be ignored.


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Additional Information: This paper, which was part of the activities of a Cultural Delegation to the People's Republic of China, was written to foster collegial exchange. It was presented at the Safety and Environment Protection Research Institute (SEPRI), Wuhan. (USQ publication).
Depositing User: Mr Ian Eddington
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: noise, health, productivity, industrial deafness, occupational health and safety
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2854

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