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Document ID (ISN)106587
CIS number 07-687
ISSN - Serial title Communications de la CFST
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Staubli B.
Title Noise in computer-equipped office workplaces: new evaluation criteria
Original title Le bruit aux postes de travail informatisés: nouveaux critères d'appréciation [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, No. 60, p.11-12. Illus.
Internet access http://www.ekas.ch/communication-fr.php?download=911&1166195952 [in French]
Abstract This article discusses unpleasant noise in office environments. Unlike noise in industrial settings which can cause hearing loss, unpleasant noise influences the capacity to communicate, hinders the ability to concentrate and adversely impacts reaction times. Several methods aimed at lowering noise levels in offices, and in particular in open-plan offices, are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; office work; noise control; office equipment; computers
Descriptors (secondary) psychological effects; speech communication
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Office work
Noise