|Document ID (ISN)||111495|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Chatillon J., Trompette N.
||Findings of a noise risk measurement campaign at telephone call centres and prevention solutions
||Résultats d'une campagne de mesure du risque bruit dans les centres d'appels téléphoniques et solutions de prévention [in French]|
||Dec. 2010, No.221, p.25-34. Illus. 20 ref.
||ND 2338-221-10.pdf [in French]
||The daily exposure to noise was evaluated for over 100 telephone operators working in 21 call centres in France. The results of this measurement campaign show that the risk of exceeding statutory limits is well-founded but only rarely noted. Moreover, recurrent problems persist at telephone call centres: accidental acoustic shocks are rare, but are poorly tolerated by operators and ambient noise levels are too frequently incompatible with both intellectual work and acceptable telephone listening comfort. Prevention solutions include noise level limiters or acoustic protectors for acoustic shock attenuation and daily exposure limitation. It is shown that simple recommendations can lead to a significant reduction in the noise levels at such workplaces.
||France; premises; call centres; noise level measurement; sound absorption; sound attenuation
||equipment layout; earphones; conditions of work; psychology of work organization; comfort assessment
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)