E3S Web Conf.
Volume 65, 2018International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICCEE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||26 November 2018|
Strategic Noise Mapping Prediction for a Rubber Manufacturing Factory in Malaysia
Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Sungai Long, Bandar Sungai Long, Cheras, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.
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Rubber product manufacturing industry was found with severe occupational noise exposure problems due to improper noise management and lack of reliable noise information at the workplace. Strategic noise mapping provides important information in monitoring the occupational noise. Therefore, a case study was conducted to investigate the current noise exposure circumstances based on the information from the noise map and noise risk zones. The stochastic noise mapping simulation method was applied to predict these maps. Based on the results, most of the regions in the operation area were bounded with a noise contour level of 80 dBA and some small regions were exceeded the noise level of 100 dBA. More than 45 % of mapping area was categorised as extremely high risk and high risk zones. Workers are exposed to the high noise level in this workplace. The management should take immediate action for controlling noise and always supervise their workers in using the hearing protection equipment.
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