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Document ID (ISN)60821
CIS number 93-1691
ISSN - Serial title 0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mital A., McGlothlin J.D., Faard H.F.
Title Noise in multiple-workstation open-plan computer rooms - Measurements and annoyance
Bibliographic information June 1992, Vol.21, No.1, p.69-82. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract Results of a study of noise levels in two offices with a large number of computer workstations and associated equipment (printers etc.) in both. The 10sec noise levels for all frequencies were between 53 and 62dB(A). The highest noise energy levels were at the frequency of 8,000Hz (64-73dB(A)). The nature of the work required high levels of concentration, and 50% of the workers reported in a questionnaire that the noise level was intolerable or extremely annoying. The noise annoyance was, however, not entirely due to computer equipment: movement of people, conversation and the noise of ventilation equipment were also contributing factors.
Descriptors (primary) impulse noise; noise level; office equipment; computers; office work
Descriptors (secondary) mental work; questionnaire survey; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Office work