Noise: a risk factor for sailors’ health and navigation safety
Occupational noise affects the health of sailors. Following health checks, it was found that almost a quarter of a pusher's navigating crew lost their hearing in a proportion of 10-40%. For this reason, determinations were made to see which are the most important sources of noise. These determinations showed that the noise in the engine room exceeds 90-100dB, and in the control cabin, the sound level is 75-80dB. Noise also impedes communication between sailors, making it extremely dangerous for the safety of people and vessels. For these reasons, companies must take all measures to ensure that the work of seafarers does not affect their health and it runs safely.