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Abdollahzade Sani A, Yarahmadi R, Abolghasemi J, Firouzbakhsh M, Besharati J, Alimohammadi I. Prioritization of Noise Control Methods by the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) in a Battery Factory. johe 2021; 8 (1) :65-73
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1- Department of Occupational health, School of Public Health , Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Environment Engineering, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment , Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
5- Department of Environment Management, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment , Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
6- Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , irajrastin1@gmail.com
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Background and Objective: Due to major constraints on time, implementation, and funding in every industry, one of the essential strategies for the management of noise control and selection of the best method is to prioritize noise control methods. The present study aimed to prioritize noise control methods in a battery factory using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP).
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted based on a descriptive-analytical cross-sectional design. After measurement of sound pressure level and identification of the main sources of noise pollution, Content Validity Index (CVI) and Content Validity Ratio (CVR) were used for screening the criteria and methods of noise control. The relative weight of each of them was calculated by two factors of Eigenvalue and Eigenvector to prioritize noise control methods based on the study criteria.
Results: Based on the results, the Inconsistency Ratio (IR) in pairwise comparisons in all cases was less than 10%, and the consistency of the answers was confirmed. Moreover, among the study criteria, the acoustic efficiency of method with weight (0.1810), and among the proposed methods for noise control, the method of controlling the time of exposure to noise and training of workers with weight (0.1732) had the highest priority.
Conclusion: As evidenced by the obtained results, the best criterion for selecting a sound control device is the acoustic efficiency of the method. Furthermore, based on the results, controlling the duration of exposure to noise and training workers in conditions of high noise exposure was the best method to control noise in a battery factory.
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