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Document ID (ISN)41578
CIS number 84-373
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Varenikov I.L., Markarjan S.S., Kubjak O.K., Korotkov Ju.A., Strunilin N.A.
Title New noise standard for seagoing vessels
Original title Novye normy šuma na morskih sudah [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1982, No.12, p.40-42. 17 ref.
Abstract The latest noise standard issued by the USSR Ministry of Health for application to seagoing vessels (SN No.2498-81) is based on a field study of 950 persons at sea, parallel measurements of the environmental noise to which they were exposed, examination of 800 mariners in a clinic for scheduled physical check-ups, and review of 3000 records. It prescribes maximum noise levels of 85dB(A) for machine rooms, 70dB(A) for holds and open decks, 65dB(A) for sound-insulated control rooms and 55dB(A) for such locations as the bridge and radio room. SN No.2498-81 offers much better protection of personnel than did its predecessor (SN No.416-52), and its basis in studies on the general medical well-being of mariners gives it an advantage over the "Code on Noise Levels on Ships" of the International Maritime Organization, which is based strictly on the effects of noise on hearing.
Descriptors (primary) hearing damage risk criteria; USSR; sea transport; ships; noise
Descriptors (secondary) IMCO; hearing conservation; comment on standard
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Noise