Assessment of the Noise Levels inside a Machine Shop for Occupational Safety
Commonly, millions of employees are exposed to occupational health issues, including noise exposure during working hours. Noise is most encountered in industry sector but can also be found in a wide range of other workplaces (airports, concert halls, offices, etc). In this article, we review the noise levels inside a machine shop, for a single working place, with the scope to assess the occupational safety, discuss research approach in identifying the noise issues, control and reduce it. Generally, noise exposure is an expensive issue, with many particularities to be solved and the exact cost is difficult to calculate. This study offers the perspective of what can be done for similar working places and how to perform this in order to protect the employees to be noise exposed above the legal noise limits and relevant conclusions are offered in this direction.
Prof. Adrian Olaru
A. C. Toma et al., "Assessment of the Noise Levels inside a Machine Shop for Occupational Safety", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 841, pp. 41-46, 2016