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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Impact Of The Swine Housing Acoustic Environment In Labor Conditions
Author: Silveira N.A.
Naas I.A.
Moura D.J.
Abstract: Brazilian swine production is an important economical activity for the country's economy. Even though the use of technology in several areas of this activity involves the substitution of human labor by automation of tasks, the use of human labor is still significant. The worker in swine production activities is exposed to several risk factors when performing his/her activities, among them there is the exposure to excess noise. It is then important to quantify and qualify this kind of exposure for understanding the impact on the workers and to improve their health. This research had the objective of evaluating the acoustic environment of piglet housing and farrowing housing in two farms with distinct characteristics (Gl and G2). The noise level was measured and evaluated during the worker actrvities. Data were collected during morning and afternoon, and afterwards a statistical analysis of variables association was applied. Results were compared with current values on norms and regulations. Noise level on piglet's tail cut presented the highest noise level (103 dB) and in some moments the noise level in the piglet house at G2 reached values above 85 dB, while during the other activities the recorded values were in accordance to Brazilian legislation (NR 15, 1978).
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Date Issue: 2008
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