Preventing occupational hearing loss
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Biomedical and Behavioral Science, Physical Agents Effects Branch in [Bethesda, Md.?] .
Written in English


  • Deafness, Noise induced -- Prevention -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced -- prevention & control.,
  • Noise, Occupational -- prevention & control.

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Statementedited by John R. Franks, Mark R. Stephenson, and Carol J. Merry.
SeriesDHHS(NIOSH) publication ;, no. 96-110, DHHS publication ;, no. 96-110.
ContributionsFranks, John R., Stephenson, Mark, M.D., Merry, C. J.
LC ClassificationsRF293.5 .P74 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 91 p. :
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL629037M
LC Control Number96229985

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