Noise exposures during potato processing and manufacture of animal feed

Chandran Achutan, Randy L. Tubbs

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Abstract

A noise exposure survey was conducted at an agricultural facility to evaluate noise exposures during potato processing and during the manufacture of alfalfa pellets. Of the 19 employees monitored, five reached or exceeded the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommended exposure limit for occupational noise. Four of these employees were from the potato processing area, and one was from the alfalfa pellet-mill operation. Two of the five (bagger andpellet-mill operator) also exceeded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration action level. The facility has a well-managed hearing conservation program for employees in the potato processing area, but not in the alfalfa manufacturing area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages367-374
Number of pages8
Volume13
No.4
Specialist publicationJournal of agricultural safety and health
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Alfalfa
  • Dose
  • Dosimetry
  • Noise
  • Potato processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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