Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is the propagation of noise with harmful impact on the activity of human or animal life. The source of outdoor noise worldwide is mainly caused by machines, transport (especially planes) and propagation systems. The increasing burden of hearing damage on individuals and businesses through insurance claims shows that the current approach to noise management is failing and hearing protection is very often ineffective or not properly enforced at a workplace. At the end of this course, participant will be able to:
- Differentiate between sound & noise.
- Identify level of noise that will effect human ear at workplace.
- Identify daily noise dose.
- Understand minimum requirement of legislation in Malaysia.
- Understand responsibilities of employer & employees.
- Understand the principal of noise control
- Understand that noise problems can be dealt with quickly and cheaply using simple engineering solutions
- Introduction to sound and noise
- Human responses to noise
- Noise measurement methods: long term vs. short term
- Environmental noise measurement
- Interior building noise measurement
- Introduction to occupational safety and health in buildings services
- DOSH noise legislation
- Noise mapping exercise & reporting
- Identifying noise sources
- Noise control principal
- Noise control measures & material
- Case studies