Noise Hazard at Dulles airport
Noise has been a major health hazard which has been affecting the airports for some years. Washington Dell international airport which is located in Dulles, Virginia has not been spared by the risk (Kurzius, 2017). The noise pollution is growing too complex health issues for which a solution no major solution has been found. You have not got the real matter in them until you get the real issue as you visit the airport when a plane is landing or flying. Is this noise really health to human ears? Considering the fact the airports are also accessed by children the matter has to be solved soonest possible.
Although the airport has been having a tip of the noise pollution which is a common problem to all airports different complaints have been filled. In 2016, the local airports in Dulles and the nationals received more than four times complaints which were the same number in 2015 (Kurzius, 2017). 762 households filed their complaints to the airport’s authority in the year (Kurzius, 2017). Residents said that the increased complaints came from the response in the system to manage the traffic in the air, i.e., NextGen which was implemented in the recent past (Kurzius, 2017).
As an impact of the increased number of airport noise hazard, the airport authority has embarked on various control measures which included training for the residents. The residents in the households were trained on how to make their houses with specialized ceilings and walls which reduce noise impacts. The training which involved external engineers trained the airport engineers on the best materials to use to buildings in the airport to reduce the noise impact. From this also embarked on NextGen which is a precautionary measure I managing air traffic. From the time the training was conducted there was an increased rate of complaints had been recorded where the household complaints reduced from 89 in 2015 to 762 in 2016 (Kurzius, 2017).
The control measures were not effectively applied which is observed from the rate of noise hazard complaints records. Although NextGen strategy was affected the cases of complaints increased from 2015 to 2016 (Kurzius, 2017). The increase in the reported cases is a good proof that the effected measures did not reap fruits.
The Dulles airport made afore step which included the setting up an airport noise information office. The noise information office has been bestowed the work of receiving complaints from the customers and the residents on the noise risks (Dulles international, 2017). With the receiving of the complaints they are supposed to have a record of the complaints for which a solution is to be sought. The act sets a proactive response to the noise pollution in administrative terms. However, the company has been failing on the response teams which have only been waiting for complaints to act from the same.
Workers in any organization should always be made safe, and the working environment should be safe. The residents of the airport are also of the view that the airport should take proactive, precautionary measure to control the menace. I would recommend that the airport be proactive in any action they take. The proactive actions include having specialized build buildings and proper management of flights and landing to avoid air traffic.
The government has been offering human resources to help advice and make the airport to the standards which are noise free. The airport authority with the help of the Federal Aviation Administration has improved with human resources to assist in improving the NextGen program. The human resource provided by the industry and government has been specialists in different grounds which includes engineers and other management professionals. Administration post-award tool is the best fit for measuring the level of improvement which has been made by the airport authority which could measure how far the noise hazard has been controlled or mitigated.