Hands up all those who can remember a time before the personal air sampler (PAS)?
Not many I guess but then they do date back commercially in the US and Europe to the early 1960s at a time when the AIHA only a few hundred members.
A pump was in fact developed under contract...
As an occupational hazard the issue of noise is becoming more of a priority across sectors including construction and food manufacturing. However, professional musicians still suffer at an alarming rate – perhaps unsurprisingly, more so than the general population..
Noise, vibration, and dust exposure are inevitable on construction sites and are, of course, a major concern for industrial hygienists. The recent focus in both the U.K. and the U.S. has been on respirable crystalline silica.