- Atrium Environmental Health & Safety Services
- BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards
- General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
- Vigor Industrial
- Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center
NSRP ASE Investment: $100K
The goals of this project were to accurately measure and characterize representative noise levels generated by common shipyard manufacturing and maintenance processes, to define both representative exposure levels and to evaluate and describe the most effective control methods which are currently in place. Field work in this project included site visits to four participating shipyards to perform full-shift personal noise dosimetry and sound-level surveys during selected “high noise” shipyard processes. While many sources of high noise exposure remain in the industry, each participating shipyard demonstrated some site-specific and innovative noise control strategies, which are presented in this report along with recommendations for future action steps to further improve noise control in shipyards.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited