Modelling and forecasting the workplace environmental physical factors values
Archives of Materials Science and Engineering
Purpose: To develop a mathematical model for predicting the workplace environmental physical factors values. Design/methodology/approach: Experimental measurements of the harmful and dangerous physical factors values of workplace environmental were carried out using special certified equipments. For each physical factor, 200 measurements were carried out. The workplace choice is justified by the employees' survey and specialists' expert evaluation results. Prediction methods that can be used to
... that can be used to predict the workplace environmental physical factors values have been analyzed analytically. Working conditions assessment was carried out in accordance with the classification of working conditions for workplace harmfulness and danger, which function in Ukraine. Findings: For a preliminary assessment of the impact of environmental physical factors on workers, it is proposed to use the strict ranking method. It has been established that the proposed mathematical models for predicting the workplace environmental physical factors values (noise, dust, vibration, relative humidity) have an accuracy of more than 90% and can be used for planning measures to working conditions improve. Research limitations/implications: The results of a study of modelling and forecasting the workplace environmental physical factors values at the enterprise for the manufacture of glass and glass products at workplaces of transportation, preparation and mixing of materials are shown. Mathematical models for four physical factors are presented: noise, dustiness of air, vibration, relative humidity. Practical implications: Mathematical models make it possible to predict the environmental physical factors values (noise, vibration, dust, humidity) taking into account the specifics of the production process, assess the hazard class and harmfulness of working conditions at workplaces and justify the measures at labour protection. Originality/value: For the first time proposed by the mathematical models for predict the environmental physical factors values (noise, vibration, dust, humidity) taking into account the specifics of the production process.