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Document ID (ISN)109873
CIS number 09-914
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Olayinka O.S., Abdullahi S.A.
Title An overview of industrial employees' exposure to noise in sundry processing and manufacturing industries in Ilorin metropolis, Nigeria
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.47, No.2, p.123-133. Illus. 25 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This study evaluates and compares industrial employees' noise exposure level in five selected processing and manufacturing industries in Ilorin, Nigeria. The highest and lowest average noise exposure levels are recorded in mineral crushing mills (93.16 dB(A)) and the mattress making industry (84.69 dB(A)) respectively. The study shows that there is significant difference in noise levels in the industries surveyed. High percentages of machines emitting noise above FEPA and OSHA recommendation (90 dB(A)) were found: soft drink bottling industry (83.3%), beer brewing and bottling industry (42.9%), tobacco industry (71.4%), mattress making industry (11.1%) and minerals crushing mills (87.5%). In the past 20 years, the noise levels in the soft drink bottling industry was reduced by 0.58 dB(A) and that of the brewing and bottling industry by 9.66 dB(A), but that of the mattress making industry increased by 2.69 dB(A). On the average, the noise control measures put in place have had significant impact on the noise exposure.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; mattress making; tobacco industry; beverage industry; noise level; machinery; stone crushing; Nigeria
Descriptors (secondary) noise control; noise level measurement; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNigeria
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Clothing and finished textile products industry
Tobacco industry
Beverage industry