Characteristics of Noise Exposure Level on Workers of Tunnel Construction Sites

일부 터널건설현장 근로자의 소음노출 수준에 대한 고찰

  • 김갑배 (한국산업안전보건공단 산업안전보건연구원) ;
  • 장재길 (한국산업안전보건공단 산업안전보건연구원)
  • Published : 2013.04.24


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.