Assesment of refinery noise impact on workers – a case study

@article{Wachasunder2004AssesmentOR,
  title={Assesment of refinery noise impact on workers – a case study},
  author={S. D. Wachasunder},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={61},
  pages={459 - 470}
}
  • S. D. Wachasunder
  • Published 2004
  • Engineering
  • International Journal of Environmental Studies
Exposure to excessive noise levels at the work place damages the hearing of employees. In addition, noise may interfere with working efficiency and disturb concentration, especially where work is highly skilled and decisiontaking. There are several criteria for occupational noise, which take into account the allowable noise energy for each frequency band. Noise‐induced loss occurs gradually due to high noise exposure workers. In the oil refinery plant; the noise level in some operation exceeds… Expand
Occupational Noise Exposure of Construction Workers at Construction Sites in Malaysia
Noise exposure is one of the hazards in construction site that could lead to accidents and also negative impacts on human health. However, most of the construction workers lack in awareness about theExpand
Work zone noise levels at Aarti steel plant, Orissa and its attenuation in far field.
TLDR
The outdoor noise levels from the various work places of the integrated steel plant were measured and engineering control measures suggested to the noisiest equipments for better economically viable and higher payback period were suggested. Expand
ASSESSMENT OF NOISE POLLUTION FROM SAWMILL ACTIVITIES IN ILORIN, NIGERIA
This study examined noise pollution from sawmilling in Ilorin metropolis, Nigeria. Noise measurements were made using HD600 digital data logging sound level meter in conjunction with structuredExpand
Noise Exposure among Machine Operators on Construction Sites in South Johor, Malaysia
Machines operators expose to excessive noise in the workplace that may lead to hearing damage. This study investigates construction machine operators noise exposure levels for eight hours or timeExpand
Preliminary Investigation of Acoustical Properties of Concrete Containing Oil Palm Shell as an Aggregate Replacement
Research has been so far focused extensively on mechanical properties of oil palm shell (OPS) concrete but less on sound properties. Thus, the objective of this study is to investigate whetherExpand
Property price dependence from noise level on example of local real estate market
The research issues discussed concern the impact of the environmental factor on the level of real estate transaction prices. In the face of the dynamically developing road infrastructure but also theExpand
Waltz of the Oil Field: The Politics of the Voice in Texas Petro-Media
This paper critically listens to the Oral History of the Texas Oil Industry archives, a concatenation of slightly drawling white oilmen recorded in the mid twentieth century. The uniformity of theExpand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 18 REFERENCES
The Need for Frequency Analysis in the Identification and Solution of Noise Problems
An attempt to characterize a noise problem is sometimes made using a single decibel level reading. Slighlly more sophistication is used in attempting to define a noise problem by using an A-scaleExpand
Procedure for Calculating Loudness: Mark VI
In order to improve the procedure for calculating the loudness of a complex sound, two changes have been made. (1) The equal loudness contours for bands of noise in a diffuse field have beenExpand
The place of the middle ear muscle reflex in auditory research.
TLDR
Any reflex dependent on the auditory system can give information about the behavior of this system, and the response to brief sounds and transients is easily elicited in a normal-hearing alert animal. Expand
Age effect in hearing - a comparative analysis of published threshold data.
TLDR
The complete distribution of hearing levels for each audiometric frequency in the range 0.125-12 kHz and at any age can be estimated with the aid of tabulated coefficients and some simple rules. Expand
La surdité professionnelle
  • P. Rey
  • Political Science
  • Sozial- und Präventivmedizin
  • 2005
RésuméDans cet article, on tente de cerner rapidement les connaissances acquises en matière de surdité professionnelle (ou de déficit permanent de l'ouïe dû au bruit). Un certain nombre de faitsExpand
Noise Impact Due to Industries
  • CHEMCON 89,
  • 1989
Age effect in hearing – a comparative analysis of published data
  • Audilogy 18,
  • 1979
Occupational hearing loss between 85 and 90 dBA.
Indian Standard Specification for Noise Exposure During Work for Hearing Conservation Purposes
  • 1974
La surditĕ professionnelle, ssoz
  • Präventiumedizin 19,
  • 1974
...
1
2
...