Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.07, Issue 04, 2001; Page No.(477-480)

EFFECTS OF NOISE ON NDUSTRIAL WORKERS A SOCIOLOGICAL SURVEY

T. Karunakaran

Abstract

This study was conducted among the industrial workers of Coimbatore city, Tamilnadu to know the level of adaptation, effects on social relationship, interpersonal communication, work performance and views on noise control measures. The other problems caused by noise are also analysed. It is evident that the workers adapt themselves to the noise when they are working for a long period in the noisy environment. The effects of noise on social relationship, work performance and interpersonal communication are more among high noise area respondents. The high noise area respondents are also having a strong view on control of noise in industries. More respondents are affected by physiological and psychological health problems, which are caused by noise. Noise is an important reason for many workers for their industrial shift.

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