ASSESSMENT OF NOISE IN FURNITURE FACTORIES

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Alexandre Petusk Filipe José Reinaldo Moreira da Silva Paulo Fernando Trugilho Nilton César Fiedler Giovanni Francisco Rabelo Douglas Alvarenga Botrel Anna Carolina de Almeida Andrade

Abstract

Work safety is of great importance in all industrial activities. The Norm NR-15 of the Brazilian law determines that the work environment be tailored to employees to minimize biological, ergonomic, physical, chemical risks and accidents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the exposure of intermittent noise in a daily dose to workers in furniture factories. Measurements were made with a sound level meter and dosimeter in a workday of eight hours in 14 furniture factories located in the South of Minas Gerais. Noise values ranged from 66.0 to 117.4 dB(A). At a dose of 8 working hours it was observed that the values exceed the tolerance limit of a unit, being from 2.76 to 30.52 for minimum and maximum units, respectively. Both noises and daily doses were superior than the values set by the NR-15-Annex 01 (BRASIL, 2008).

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FILIPE, Alexandre Petusk et al. ASSESSMENT OF NOISE IN FURNITURE FACTORIES. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 4, p. 551-556, apr. 2016. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/1019>. Date accessed: 16 sep. 2019.
Keywords
Work safety, furniture center, productive ergonomy.
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