The IFA's MELA database (the German acronym stands for "measured data on exposure to noise at the workplace") contains the following data obtained during workplace noise measurements:
The noise exposure database has been maintained since 1998. With the import of older archived data, measured values dating back to 1975 are available in some areas. The data are recorded within the MGU, the accident insurance institutions' measurement system for risk assessment. The data in MELA are made available to the social accident insurance institutions participating in the MGU, for the purposes of:
Bodies outside the social accident insurance institutions have no direct access to the data.
The MELA exposure database system is maintained and upgraded and its contents evaluated by the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of DGUV (IFA), on behalf of the accident insurance institutions participating in the MGU.
Divison 4: Ergonomics - Physical environmental factorsTel: +49 2241 231-2801