Decision Support System for Designing Effective Noise Hazard Prevention Strategies

Krisada Asawarungsaengkul, Suebsak Nanthavanij, Junalux Chalidabhongse
2007 International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics  
A decision support system for designing effective noise hazard prevention (NHP) strategies is proposed. NHP consists of four modules: (a) database, (b) input, (c) algorithms, and (d) solution. The user can choose among single-, two-, and three-approach solution procedures. Heuristic and genetic algorithms are used to determine appropriate noise controls (NCs). From the given noise condition and NC budget, NHP recommends a minimum-cost NHP strategy that prevents any worker's daily noise exposure
more » ... from exceeding the permissible level. If the budget is insufficient, NHP is able to search for a feasible noise hazard strategy that requires a minimum NC budget. decision support system noise hazard prevention genetic algorithms noise control capital budgeting
doi:10.1080/10803548.2007.11105103 pmid:18082028 fatcat:7sh43lsyibgmpnmsc2ewpbce2i