Paper Information

Journal:   JENTASHAPIR JOURNAL OF HEALTH RESEARCH (JENTASHAPIR)   DECEMBER 2015 , Volume 6 , Number 6; Page(s) 50 To 53.
 
Paper: 

NOISE EXPOSURE OF WORKERS ON A LAND OIL RIG FLOOR

 
DOI: 

10.17795/jjhr-28538

 
Author(s):  IBRAHIMI GHAVAMABADI LEILA, FOUALDI DEHAGHI BEHZAD*, KAVOOSI SIAMAK
 
* DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AHVAZ, JUNDISHAPUR UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, AHVAZ, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Noise exposure is one of the most important problems in workplaces and general environments. Noise exposures can have both auditory and non-auditory health effects.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the noise exposure levels in oil drilling rig floor and camp facilities in Ahvaz, Iran.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. Environmental and personal noise exposure measurements were carried out by the method established by ISO-9612 with a sound level meter and noise level dosimeter.
Results: All the measurements were performed in two parts of an oil drilling rig: the operation area and the camp area. The noise levels in 100 points in the rig area were between 54-110 dB. The noise levels were also measured in 38 points in the camp area and ranged between 52-100 dB.
Conclusions: Our results showed that only 17% of the measured points in the oil drilling rig floor were in safe area; 39% were in caution area and 44% were in danger area. In the camp facilities area, 51% of the points were in safe area, 38% were in caution area and 11% in danger area. The main sources of noise exposure in the rig floor area were power generators.

 
Keyword(s): OCCUPATIONAL NOISE, PETROLEUM, INDUSTRIAL HEALTH
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  pdf-File tarjomyar Yearly Visit 82
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog