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Document ID (ISN)103812
CIS number 05-196
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Uribe Llopis P., Barbero del Palacio P., Bernat Jiménez A., Rodríguez de la Pinta M.L., Cruzet Fernández F.
Title Preventive action aimed at limiting noise in a hospital laundry
Original title Acción preventiva correctora del ruido en una lavandería hospitalaria [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2004, Vol.L, No.194, p.37-42. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract This article describes the preventive actions that were undertaken in a hospital laundry to lower the noise level below the intervention level 1 specified in Royal Decree 1316/1989 (CIS 91-287). The intervention involved insulating the two industrial dryers that generated high noise levels in all work zones. Noise level measurements were carried out before and after the fitting of the insulating enclosure. Results indicate that an important decrease in noise level was achieved, down to values that do not represent a risk to workers.
Descriptors (primary) laundries; noise level; hospitals; noise control; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; noise level measurement; exposure evaluation; enclosure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Laundries and dry cleaning