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Bullernivåer i förskola och skola i Nordmaling kommun
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Noise levels in preschools and school in Nordmaling Municipality

 

Abstract

Noise is a problem that many people are affected by. This report analyses noise exposure levels at preschools and analyses if sound reducing measures made in a school has made any difference. The A-weighting equivalent sound level was measured using a Norsonic 102 digital sound level meter and the A-weighting min and max sound levels was measured using a Kimo GSH 8922 digital sound level meter. The noise level measurements were performed in Nordmaling, in the north of Sweden, inside four preschools in the activity room and in two different classrooms in the school. Measurements were made when the room was empty and then during playtime or class. Health risk issues associated with the exposure to high noise levels were investigated using a questionnaire. This report will answer to the following questions: What noise levels are the staff and children exposed to? What sound reducing measures are recommended for the preschools? Do the staff in the school experiencing any difference before and after sound reducing measures? The results showed that measured noise levels of the preschools were below the limit ​​for noise at a workplace. But if you ask the staff, no one experience their work environment as good or very good and 10 of 12 preschool departments experiencing health effects due to noise. Measures can be made in the form of noise reducing installations, but also changes in the organization. In the school, it was difficult to compare the before and after measurements when they were performed differently, but the staff are experiencing a positive difference.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
Noise, high sound levels, Noise in preschools, work environment, health effects
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133963OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-133963DiVA: diva2:1090233
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Nordmalings kommun
Available from: 2017-04-24 Created: 2017-04-23 Last updated: 2017-04-24Bibliographically approved

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