ILO Home
Volver a la página de entrada
Site map | Contact us English | Français

Base de datos CISDOC

ID (ISN) del documento111634
Número CIS 11-0260
Año 2008
Número de serie HSE Research Report 651
Autor(es) Shanks E.
Health and Safety Executive
Título Glass recycling - Noise exposure from simulated roadside collection of recyclable glass - Follow-up measurements
Información bibliográfica HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. viii, 43p. Illus. 5 ref.
Acceso Internet HSE_Research_Report_651.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen This report describes the results of trials carried out relating to the noise exposure of workers engaged in roadside collection of glass for recycling. Previous tests under controlled conditions had established the dominant sources of noise when glass is collected into metal troughs on a roadside collection vehicle, and identified working factors likely to affect noise exposure. The trials described here were carried out to assess the effect of modifications to the design of the troughs on the noise levels produced. Results show that lining collection troughs with a suitable resilient material, and providing a flap to partially cover the opening of the trough, can significantly reduce the noise levels produced compared to a standard metal trough. Within the context of the reductions in noise that have been shown, working factors such as the speed and method of depositing glass in to the collection troughs remain a factor in the noise levels produced, with rapid depositing producing the highest noise levels and also preventing the full benefits of the modifications to the collection trough being realized.
Descriptores (primarios) Reino Unido; nivel de ruido; recogida de basuras; lucha contra el ruido; absorción acústica; industria del vidrio; reciclaje de materiales
Descriptores (secundarios) manipulación de contenedores; diseno del material; limitación de la exposición; instituciones publicas de prevencion; investigación; informe
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Otras indústrias y profesiones
Ruido, audición, vibraciones
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Noise
Waste collection and disposal
Glass, pottery and related materials