Evaluation of Occupational, Community, and Recreational Noise Exposures

Monday, May 23 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM



Arranger: C. Tinner, Safety, WestRock, Cottonton, AL. Moderator: C. Achutan, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Monitors: R. Godwin, USMC CMC Safety Division, Arlington, VA; M. Geiger, Pentagon Liaison Office, Naval Safety Center, Fairfax, VA.

2:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.

Development and Translation of a Job Exposure Matrix for Occupational Noise in the US and Canada R. Neitzel, B. Roberts, K. Sun, R. Long, and S. Ramdas, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI.

2:20 p.m.-2:40 p.m.

What Can More Than 30 Years and 700,000 Measurements Tell Us About Noise Exposure in the Mining Industry? B. Roberts, R. Neitzel, K. Sun, R. Long, and S. Ramdas, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI.

2:40 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Descriptive Evaluation of Noise Dosimetry Values in the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System— Industrial Hygiene Component (DOEHRS-IH) L. Whitehead, D. Tucker, D. Gimeno, K. Whitworth, and J. Betancourt, University of TX Health Sci. Ctr. at Houston, Houston, TX; S. Leonard, Hearing Center of Excellence, San Antonio, TX; A. Zhang, Knowesis, Inc., Fairfax, VA; A. Senchak, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.

3:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m.

Are Noise and Neurotoxic Chemical Exposures Related to Workplace Traumatic Injuries? C. Estill, S. Wurzelbacher, and T. Morata, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH; C. Rice, A. Bhattacharya, and M. Rao, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

3:20 p.m.-3:40 p.m.

Correlating Worker Position Through Time with Noise Exposure Measurements for the Prioritization of Noise Source Mitigation J. Leasure, Associates in Acoustics, Austin, TX. *WITHDRAWN*

3:40 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Exploration of Potential Applications for Noise Relative Risk Visualization Tools E. Jones, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc., Annandale, NJ.

4:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.

Noise Control for Portable Ventilation Blowers D. Chute, Atrium Environmental Health and Safety Services, LLC, Reston, VA.

4:20 p.m.-4:40 p.m.

Case Study: Industrial Facility Community Noise D. Driscoll, Associates in Acoustics, Evergreen, CO.

4:40 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Indoor Hockey Officials’ Noise Exposure, Temporary Hearing Loss, and Effect of Helmet Visor Length on Exposure to Whistle Noise K. Adams and W. Brazile, Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.