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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Aplinkos inžinerija / Environmental engineering (T004)
Author(s): Butkus, Ričardas;Šarlauskas, Alvidas;Vasiliauskas, Gediminas
Title: Prognostication of noise exposure risk on workers’ safety and health in Lithuania
Is part of: Journal of environmental engineering and landscape management. Vilnius : Technika, Vol. 23, no. 2 (2015)
Extent: p. 155-162
Date: 2015
Keywords: Noise;Noise exposure;Assessment;Sector of economic activity
Abstract: This study explores the association between the levels of noise exposure at various sectors of economic activity and the percentage distribution of workplaces where these levels can occur. The results of the research are based on statistical data which was collected at various workplaces at the sectors of construction, transport, agriculture and forestry, electricity, water and gas supply etc. These results include the mathematical analysis of noise levels at 748 workplaces. These workplaces were sectioned by economic activity sector and percentage distribution was calculated as a ratio between the actual and total number of places where the respective noise level was exceeded. Probability index was calculated as a descriptive parameter for the evaluation of workplaces at various levels of noise exposure level normalized to a nominal 8 hour working day (LEX, 8h). Results show that highest number of workplaces where LEX, 8hwas exceeded was at the companies of wood processing and furniture manufacturing. LEX, 8h of 80 dB(A) was exceeded at 77%, LEX, 8h = 85 dB(A) – 72% and LEX, 8h = 87 dB(A) – 68% of all the workplaces. This shows that hearing loss occurrence is likely and it can be assessed as “very risky” or “potentially risky” at the companies of wood, metal and textile sectors (probability index’s values from 0,087 to 0,032 respectively)
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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