METHODOLOGY FOR RISK ASSESSMENT OF NOISE EFFECTS AT WORKPLACE

Abstract

Noise is pervasive in everyday life and can cause two kinds of health effects - auditory and non-auditory health effects. The most investigated non-auditory health endpoints for noise exposure are perceived disturbance and annoyance, cognitive impairment (mainly in children), sleep disturbance, and cardiovascular health. The article presents a case study of non- auditory effects of noise on humans. This study assessed the exposure of noise on respondents, especially on their cardiovascular system. Measurement results are statistically evaluated and consulted with experts. The measurement was repeating after one year and the results were also statistically evaluated and compared to results measured one year before and that is the main strange of this article. The final part of this article is a comparison of results from two experimental measurements. The paper proposes a methodology of noise risk assessment, taking into consideration legislative requirements as well as non-auditory effects of noise. The article is a continuation of the article: STUDY OF NON-AUDITING EFFECTS OF NOISE, which was published in the MM Science Journal in June 2016.

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