MS in Public Health (M.S.P.H.)
Degree Granting Department
Thomas E. Bernard, Ph.D., CIH
Steven Mlynarek, Ph.D., CIH
René R. Salazar, Ph.D., CIH
attractions, noise levels, ride operator, sound level meter, theme park
Millions of workers in the United States encounter daily noise exposures in their workplace, associated with millions of dollars in workers compensation annually. Many industries have been well studied for the presence of hazardous noise, but little exposure data exists for the amusement park industry.Major attractions found at amusement parks fall within one of three categories and in each of those categories, five employee positions are common. This thesis sought to identify if there are differences in potential employee noise exposure among the ride types and if there are differences in noise exposure among the employee positions. The analysis of the data indicated that dark ride types may be the loudest type of the three common types and that no position was found to be the loudest. The greeter position was likely the least noisy position for most ride types.
Scholar Commons Citation
Dao, Danielle M., "A Study of Noise Exposures for Amusement Park Employees by Positions and Ride Categories" (2022). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.