Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Industrial arts instructors have always recognized the need for a pleasant and safe environment in their laboratories. Advancements in technology have increased noise pollution in this environment.
Sounds have a useful and important place in the laboratory; also, they can have adverse effects. The instructor can tell immediately if a machine is not performing correctly by the sound it emits, while the operation of the same machine can distort an important verbal communication. Excessive decibel levels may be generated at different times threatening the psychological and physiological well-being of teachers and students (Brown, 1979; Hicks, 1973; Swogger, 1973).
Reduction of machine din can be accomplished through the identification and implementation of noise abatement procedures practiced by industry. The focus of this paper will be on engineering controls for the traditional equjpment found in the woods and metals materials processing areas.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Industrial Technology
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©1979 James A. Sundell
Sundell, James A., "Noise Pollution in the Industrial Arts Laboratory" (1979). Graduate Research Papers. 3712.