|Document ID (ISN)||102025|
|Convention or series no.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Practical application of the noise declaration
||Anwendung der Geräuschemissionsangabe in der Praxis [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2002. 86p. Illus. 35 ref. Price: EUR 10.50.
||Deafness caused by noise is one of the most prevalent industrial diseases in Germany. In 1998 12,400 cases were reported, 1012 of which were compensated. However, important progress has been achieved in reducing machinery noise emissions through the requirement to declare these emission values. To highlight possible gaps in the practical implementation of the machinery guideline, noise declarations of some 170 machines and devices were verified by measurements. Approximately 50% of these consisted of machines for wood processing, printing and paper-making, and hand-held electric tools. The noise declaration was enclosed in 78% of the cases, it had to be ordered from the manufacturer in 17% of the cases, and no noise emission values could be obtained in 5% of the cases. 54% of the noise declarations were correct, while they were incomplete in 41% of the cases. The measured noise emission values of 57% of the machines matched the declaration, 20% showed a modest infringement and 12% showed a considerable infringement of the declaration values. Although these findings are not optimal, they remain encouraging.
||woodworking machines; noise level; roll machines; machinery; electric tools
||Germany; sound power; equipment testing; compliance tests; noise level measurement; hearing loss
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hand and portable tools