Study to analyze noise exposure for every job category in U.S. and Canada

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The University of Michigan Risk Science Center showcased our recently funded project, “Noise Job Exposure Matrix for the U.S. and Canada” on their blog. The write-up featured comments from Dr. Rick Neitzel, who noted:

“In both the US and Canada there is a lack of standardized and comprehensive information on the level of noise exposure associated with particular occupations. As part of this project we will estimate noise levels for thousands of different jobs and industries, ranging from carpenters to truck drivers to firefighters… No such tool currently exists and by making the noise JEM freely available to the whole research community, we hope to increase our ability to assess risks of auditory and non-auditory health effects of noise in an efficient and standardized manner.”