2015, Number 1
Revista Cubana de Salud y Trabajo 2015; 16 (1)
Trujillo BWG, Méndez OY, Cádiz GAA, Martínez GY, Linares FTM, Martínez RAD, López DC, Remior FE, Sáez LW
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ABSTRACTProducing evaluations in noisy environments is a strong line among the technical services offered by the National Institute for Workers' Health (Insat) of Havana, Cuba. For achieving this goal the institute counts on a multidiscipline staff, which for 36 years haves a positive impact on the acquisition of knowledge on this subject. These experts are involved in the continuously improvement of services, so they identified as a problem the hand calculation and interpretation of the exposition to noise values and the performance of additional calculations and measurements. Additionally, they established that the historical record in different studies on noise, although a valuable source of information, are includes in ways that slow and difficult the searching of the desired information. That is why a task team was set to gather the resulting data in a computer program for the Studies on noise. The software runs on Microsoft Access and is designed for analysis and interpretation of the noise values/measurements and its properties, as well as other indicators of epidemiologic interest. These data is given in statistic ways so the user to be able to see the different variables than can be filtered for gaining the desirable information. So as a result there is a useful and practical working tool for the studies in occupational noise: ‘SEAS' (evaluation system of the acoustic environment) with a significant economy of time, reducing the human error and making the service more simple, as well as it gives the possibility of storing an amount of data, in a way easy for making later studies, upgrades, and scientific and epidemiologic assessments.