Noise in Dishwashing Rooms.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL
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Noise levels in dishwashing rooms have been a continuing problem in Army dining facilities. This study has measured, recorded, and analyzed noise levels at Army and civilian facilities of various sizes. Study results show that noise levels increase with number of personnel served and that levels are above the minimum required for instituting a hearing conservation program under Army regulations. Heaterblowers and clanking dishes were found to be the major noise sources. Absorbing baffles and administrative controls are the two primary means presented to reduce the noise exposure. Author