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International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics

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An Educated Guess on the Workplace Attenuation Variability of Ear Muffs

Autorzy Lenzuni, P. 
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Języki publikacji EN
EN The attenuation variability of hearing protector devices plays a primary role in determining compliance, or lack of, with occupational noise exposure limits. This study presents an estimate of the ear muff attenuation variability, which includes several factors (biological diversity, positioning, sound field, ageing) for which specific information from laboratory studies is available. A mean value of the attenuation variability for ear muffs σFR = 4.8 dB is found. This value is about 65% larger than the typical value measured according to existing test standards. Being marginally smaller than the mean variability resulting from field measurements, and certainly within the wide range of fluctuations of the latter, it represents a robust and reliable quantity for application in any workplace environment.
Słowa kluczowe
EN earmuffs   attenuation   variability  
Wydawca Taylor & Francis
Czasopismo International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Rocznik 2009
Tom Vol. 15, No. 2
Strony 201--210
Opis fizyczny Bibliogr. 17 poz., tab., wykr.
autor Lenzuni, P.
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