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STUDY AND ASSESSMENT OF NOISE IN COTTON CARD –ROOMS WITH RESPECT TO OSHA

presents an overview study and assessment of noise in Cotton Card Rooms in accordance to OSHA. A study of 30 card-rooms was carried out r to check the noise levels of the respective machines. Almost all the card-rooms exceeded the sound limit, i.e. 95 dBA for 4 hours, defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


High levels of noise have been observed in most of the units engaged in cotton carding, particularly those in developing countries. In the long run, exposure to high noise levels has beenknown to damage the eardrum and cause hearing loss. Lack of efficient maintenance of machinery is one of the major reasons behind the noise pollution in a majority of the units.


Though it causes serious health effects, exposure to noise is often ignored by textile units because its effects are not immediately visible and there is an absence of pain.



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Tue, 12/04/2011 - 08:00

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