Testing Requirements

Whole Body Vibrations

This section provides criteria and methods for assessing whole-body vibration relating to the habitability onboard vessels. The criteria were selected to limit potential vibration-related interference with work tasks and to improve crew comfort.

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Noise

Noise criteria have been selected to improve crew performance and to faciliate communication and sleep in appropriatevessel spaces. An additional goal is to enhance crew safety and comfort. The noise criteria presented in this section are lower than the levels commonly associated with hearing loss.

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Indoor Climate

This section provides the assessment criteria, verification, and measurement methodology for indoor climate relating to the habitability on workboats. The thermal environment variables covered by this guide include the ambient qualities of air temperature, air velocity, and relative humidity.

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Lighting

This section provides criteria for assessing the illuminance levels of general and task lighting on vessels. The main objective is to determine whether the various lighting systems comply with minimum standards to accomodate crew visual task performance and facilitate crew movements and well-being and safety onboard vessels.

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