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Document ID (ISN)108201
CIS number 08-685
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pérez Aznar B., Bernier Herrera F., Abril Muñoz I.
Title Exposure to noise on fishing vessels
Original title Exposición al ruido en buques de pesca [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, No.45, p.12-20. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Noise levels encountered on fishing vessels may cause not only hearing loss, but also accidents, because they interfere with the proper understanding of orders. The aim of this study was to determine the noise distribution and levels on different types of fishing vessels. The most important noise levels were observed when the engine was running at full power. Noise levels were also found to depend on the workplace and on the age of the vessel, older vessels being better insulated and equipped with improved noise damping. Results of the measurements are presented in tabular form, and measures aimed at limiting the noise exposure of deep-sea fishermen are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; fishing; exposure evaluation; ships
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; sound absorption; noise level measurement; survey; length of exposure; vibration damping
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Fishing
Noise