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Main Title Some Considerations in Choosing an Occupational Noise Exposure Regulation.
Author Ashford, Nicholas A. ; Hattis, Dale ; Heaton., George ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Center for Policy Alternatives.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1976
Report Number CPA-75-11; EPA/550/9-76/007;
Stock Number PB-251 408
Additional Subjects Noise ; Industrial medicine ; Industrial hygiene ; Analyzing ; Regulations ; Standards ; Tables(Data) ; Auditory defects ; Exposure ; Benefit cost analysis ; Occupational safety and health ; Noise pollution ; Environmental health
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-251 408 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 95p
Some issues in conflict regarding the proposed OSHA standard for occupational exposure to noise are examined. These include material impairment, the extent of possible hearing loss, non-auditory effects, and the nature of social and economic costs and benefits of regulation at 85 dBA and 90 dBA exposure limits. A preliminary analysis of the methodology and difficulties in arriving at cost-benefit estimates is included. Regulatory alternatives such as new plant standards, industry-specific standards, variances and abatement agreements, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment are explored.