|Document ID (ISN)||110178|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Singh L.P., Bhardwaj A., Deepak K.K., Bedi R.
||Occupational noise exposure in small scale hand tools manufacturing (forging) industry (SSI) in Northern India
||July 2009, Vol.47, No.4, p.423-430. Illus. 20 ref.
||This study was carried out in five small-scale hand tool forging units in Northern India. Noise levels in the workshops were measured, and were found to be above 90dB(A) in several areas. Additionally, a cross-sectional sample of workers responded to a questionnaire, results of which revealed that 68% of the workers were not wearing ear protective equipment. Among these workers, 50% were not provided with protective equipment by their employers. About 95% of the workers were suffering speech interference, although high noise annoyance was reported by only 20%. Other findings are discussed.
||India; forging; hand tools; noise level; small enterprises
||hearing protection; subjective assessment; noise level measurement; speech audiometry; supply of personal protective equipment; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Small and medium-sized enterprises
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Hand and portable tools