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Research Roundup Health Care (AIHce EXP 2023 OnDemand)

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Recorded at AIHce EXP 2023

Estimating Sound Transmission Class in Hospital Quiet Room Construction

This session discusses the collection of sound level readings in a hospital under construction to compare and assist in the design for noise and sound reduction in a room designed to ultimately allow patient privacy.


Acknowledgements & References
ANSI S1.4-2014 (IEC 61672-1:2013)
ASTM International Classification E413 (Classification for Rating Sound Insulation)
Casella C-633 Environmental and Occupational Noise Meter

Paul Haas, CSP, CIH, GHP Inc. Jupiter, FL
United States of America

Use of the NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings

Healthcare employers need to establish which drugs in their facility may be a potential hazard to workers. NIOSH publishes updates to the NIOSH List of Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings (NIOSH List) to assist healthcare employers and their workers in identifying potentially hazardous drugs. This session will discuss the updates to the NIOSH List, including the most recent changes to the format and composition of the NIOSH List. There will be also an examination of the procedures and criteria NIOSH uses to develop and update the NIOSH List. Finally, the session will explore the NIOSH List usefulness and limits as a hazard identification tool in healthcare workplaces.

Deborah Sammons, NIOSH

Acknowledgements & References
Deborah Sammons, NIOSH
Christine Whittaker, NIOSH
Kathleen MacMahon, NIOSH
Ann Berry, NIOSH
Tom Connor, NIOSH (Retired)
Barb McKenzie, NIOSH (Retired)
Paul Schulte, NIOSH (Retired)

Jerald Ovesen, PhD, NIOSH Cincinnati, OH
United States of America

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Pamela Dopart, PhD, CIH
Paul Haas, CSP, CIH
Jerald Ovesen, PhD