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"Elevator music" in the open office environment.
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 1998 Aug; 13(8):563-566
The National Institute for Occupatinal Safety and Health (NIOSH) was contacted by an employer representative of a federal government agency to request a health hazard evaluation of a portion of office space in a high rise building. The request concerned the use of recorded instrumental music, sometines referred to as "elevator music," in an open office environment and its interference with employees' ability to concentrate on their job functions.
Noise; Noise-analysis; Noise-levels; Noise-measurement; Noise-sources; Sound; Sound-analyzers; Acoustical-measurements; Acoustics
Issue of Publication
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division