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Document ID (ISN)66200
CIS number 96-330
ISBN(s) 3-89429-643-7
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Fb 720
Author(s) van den Brulle P.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitschutz
Title Acoustic design of offices with VDUs
Original title Schalltechnische Gestaltung von Büroräumen mit Bildschirmen [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Verlag für neue Wissenschaft GmbH., Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 1995. 176p. Illus. Price: DEM 32.00
Abstract Working at visual display units requires high concentration, which is often disrupted by high noise levels. The acoustic parameters influencing the noise level in offices have been analyzed and measured as well as the noise produced by the equipment attached to visual display workstations in 82 offices. Recommendations are given for the selection of quieter equipment and for an ergonomic layout ensuring a more favorable acoustic environment.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; visual display terminals; noise control; office work; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) data processing; computers; comfort criteria; noise level measurement; office equipment
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)