Personal Noise Exposure on Workers in Metal Industry

Mihova, Slavica and Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija and Mirakovski, Dejan and Doneva, Nikolinka (2017) Personal Noise Exposure on Workers in Metal Industry. Natural resources and technologies, 11. pp. 89-94. ISSN 185-6966

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Excessive noise exposure in metal industry is well known for being a risk factor both in developed and
developing countries. High noise levels results from noisy machines used in metal production and processing.
In order to determine workplace associated noise exposure in pipe and profiles production facility, a full shift
noise exposure of 40 workers distributed in 8 jobs were measured in real condition using noise dosimeters.
A-weighted equivalent-continuous sound pressure levels (LAeq) of each worker were recorded during single
activities. Normalized 8-hours exposure, termed the daily noise exposure level (Lex,8h ) was also computed. Daily noise
dose is another descriptor for noise exposure that was determined as a measure of total sound energy to which a workers
have been exposed, as a result of working activities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Marija Hadzi-Nikolova
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 13:36
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 13:36

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