Abstract

The acoustic pollution is an environmental contaminant, which is known as a real threat to people’s health and quality of life. The noise is one the main professional noxious in woodworking industries. The wood processing employees are exposed to work hazards starting from various accidents at work, to the risks of contaminations by wood dusts, noise pollution, chemical agents etc. This study consists in analyzing the noise levels during the processing of maple timber samples in planner and spindle moulder which are available in woodworking facility of the Faculty of Forest Sciences of Tirana. From all the measurements, it resulted that during the maple samples processing in planner machine, the noise levels don’t exceed the permissive noise level of 85 dB(A), while during the maple samples processing in Spindle moulder the levels of noise are higher, exceeding the permissive noise level of 85 dB(A) in both feeding rates. By increasing of feeding speed from V1 to V2, the Equivalent Noise Level (dB) is increased too.

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