Noise Exposure Study of Reese AFB Personnel Working on the Flightline in Selected Adjacent Shops
Final rept. Sep-Oct 1982
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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A survey of noise in and around flightline shops at Reese AFB was accomplished to determine the extent and location of hazardous noise as defined in AFR 161-35, Hazardous Noise Exposure, 9 Apr 1982. The survey included personal dosimetry and an analysis of flightline generated noise during the multiple shifts common to maintenance activities. Survey results support the conclusion that assignment to a flightline shop, per se, does not constitute assignment to a hazardous noise area. Exposures received by personnel assigned to the Egress and Fuel Systems shops are not considered to pose a high risk of noise exposure from either in-shop or flightline noise. Dosimetry results from persons assigned to the following areas support their inclusion in the Hearing Conservation Program Repair and Reclamation, Pneudraulics, Flightline Support Services, Fuel Management, Structural Repair and Welding. The decision to recommend inclusion of those shops in the program is documented in the report as being based on both in-shop or adjacent noise source exposure and the employees duties.
- Stress Physiology
- Safety Engineering