Acoustical Evaluation of Engine Test Cell Facility at the 35th Maintenance Squadron (MXS/MXMPT), Misawa AB, Japan
Consultative letter, Dec 2012-Mar 2013
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPT
Pagination or Media Count:
An acoustical evaluation of the engine test cell facilities at Misawa AB, Japan, was performed in December 2012. This assessment was accomplished to help determine overall sound pressure levels during multiple power settings of aircraft engine run-up procedures. It was determined that personnel performing these duties are exposed to hazardous noise levels. Therefore, it was recommended that engine test cell facilities should remain labeled as hazardous noise areas, personnel should be enrolled in the hearing conservation program and receive audiograms, and noise dosimetry should be performed to better characterize the cumulative noise exposures.
- Noise Pollution and Control