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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 26–29, 2016
Paper Number: ASSE-16-709
... Introduction Hearing impairment is a significant problem facing the US workforce, particularly with the predicted shift in the workforce in coming years. The primary populations most affected by hearing loss are occupational environments and the elderly. However, because of this upcoming shift...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 26–29, 2016
Paper Number: ASSE-16-768
... noise controls may be a reason that noise-induced hearing loss is still one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the United States of America, with the Agriculture, Construction and Mining Industries most consistently leading in prevalence. In fact, approximately 22 million workers...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 24–27, 2013
Paper Number: ASSE-13-533
... came about because we gained a lot of knowledge of hearing loss, how it occurs and the driving forces for it. I joined the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Noise Committee, and then was asked if I could become the Secretary. I agreed, not realizing that this was a progressive step...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 3–6, 2012
Paper Number: ASSE-12-670
... that their efforts simply document the progression of hearing loss, rather than prevent the loss. In the U.S. private sector, that liability grows now to an estimated $250 million annually, and the current military liability for NIHL and associated symptoms exceeds $1 billion annually. eardrum workplace...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 3–6, 2012
Paper Number: ASSE-12-A3
... 94 is only 7% greater than 88 on ordinary linear scales of measurement). In this case, the nonlinear nature of the decibel scale may interfere with students' abilities to apply important concepts of noise and hearing loss in concrete situations (e.g., "It's only 6 dB louder—that doesn't seem like...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: ASSE-10-529
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-504
... the natural aging process. Older workers may experience age-related visual changes, hearing loss, loss of mobility and changes in muscle strength among other physiological limitations. In a workplace setting it is important to accommodate these physical changes as doing so may increase productivity...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-656
... Introduction Noise has been recognized as an occupational hazard since the 1700's. Noise is considered unwanted sound and is a by-product of many industrial operations. Sound results from pressure changes in air due to vibration. Overexposure to noise results in hearing loss. The extent...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 28–July 1, 2009
Paper Number: ASSE-09-780
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, June 9–12, 2008
Paper Number: ASSE-08-610
... American Society diabetes acuity Health & Medicine workplace hearing loss safety engineer professional development conference younger worker human factors Haight just ergonomic Workforce injury Session No. 610 The Aging Workplace It s ?ot Just Ergonomics or Will You Still ?eed Me...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2005
Paper Number: ASSE-05-550
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 12–15, 2005
Paper Number: ASSE-05-643
... making an issue of hearing or visual problems. Hearing Loss Hearing loss is a particularly severe problem for safety professionals, as so many people are in denial about their problem. Much of this is psychological, but it is also impossible to tell what sounds you aren't hearing. We know for sure...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 7–10, 2004
Paper Number: ASSE-04-556-1
... of an increasing number of trauma victims who would have died before. Most of these people will survive with residual disabilities. Health & Medicine disability hearing loss emergency health accommodation coworker mobility impairment safety accommodation Emergency Planning workplace Wheelchair...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 22–25, 2003
Paper Number: ASSE-03-524
... society. consumer health worker health sensitivity instability America strength older worker glare Health & Medicine workplace hearing loss Misconception injury endurance World Health Organization back pain international labour office safety Workforce stabilization...
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Paper presented at the ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition, June 25–28, 2000
Paper Number: ASSE-00-033
... the "A" weighting is used for industrial noise measurements, where hearing loss is the major issue, and for community noise work where perception and annoyance are the major issues. Sound pressure levels, taken at a given point, are generally referred to in dBA. The duration of the vibration The duration...

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