Proceedings of the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering Conference (한국소음진동공학회:학술대회논문집)The Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering (한국소음진동공학회)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the noise level from the machines used for tunnel construction and to analyze the noise exposure level of workers engaged in tunneling works. The sound level meter and noise dosimeters was used for the monitoring of noise in the tunneling work sites. The average noise from jumbo drill was 113.0 dE(A), the noise from pay loader was 92.4 dB(A), the noise from backhoe was 99.9 dB(A) and the noise from shotcrete machine was 94.3 dE(A). The tunneling workers were exposed to 66.9~94.9 dB(A) of noise and other workers exposed to less than 90 dB(A) of noise. Jumbo drill operators were exposed to to 82.5~84.2 dB(A) of noise, backhoe operators were exposed to 70.2~94.9 dB(A) of noise, shotcrete machine operators were exposed to 68.2~74.7 dB(A) of noise and pay loader operators were exposed to 59.2~81.3 dE(A) of noise.