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The Lucas Hearing Conservation and Noise Control Program

  • M. F. Russell
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Abstract

In order to solve the growing number of problems involving noise, Lucas have developed a comprehensive program to control noise at source wherever possible and to protect the hearing of employees while noise control treatments are being developed and implemented. A large number of engineers and managers are involved, so short, intensive, education and training modules have been produced to assist them to achieve the targets of the program. A specialist Noise Centre has been set up to solve the more intractable noise and vibration problems, to produce and run technical training courses and to provide technical support for all aspects of the program. 10 years after the program was started, the areas where hearing protection is required are small in number and area, even in the high volume production factories.

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. Russell
    • 1
  1. 1.Lucas Industries Noise CentreLondonUK

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