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Document ID (ISN)40578
CIS number 83-1572
ISSN - Serial title 0016-9900 - Gigiena i sanitarija
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Šajpak E.Ju.
Title Health significance of infrasound in industry
Original title Gigieničeskaja značimost' infrazvuka na proizvodstve [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1981, No.12, p.19-21. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Workplace levels of infrasound to which workers were exposed were determined with commercial sound measuring and analysis equipment. Infrasound was taken to be the difference between dB readings on the linear and A scales of the meters. Factory workers were found to be exposed to 78-90dB of total sound (linear scale), drivers of various vehicles to 97-110dB, railway workers to 78-97dB, river transport workers to 75-99dB, and harbour workers to 79-91dB. The various trades represented differ in the spectra of sound and infrasound to which they are subjected. Operators of automobiles and watercraft had the highest exposures to infrasound: the differences between the scale readings were 33 and 40dB, respectively.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; infrasound; water transport; rail transport; noise level measurement; road vehicles
Descriptors (secondary) infrasound frequency; exposure evaluation; dock work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Noise
Water transportation
Rail transportation
Road transportation