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Document ID (ISN)106887
CIS number 07-916
ISSN - Serial title 1285-154X - Santé et Sécurité au Travail Actualités
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Perez M.
Title Main consequences of the lowering of noise exposure thresholds
Original title Bruit au travail: nouveaux seuils d'exposition sonore [in French]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2006, No.95, p.10-11. 1 ref.
Abstract This article comments on the main consequences of the new lower noise exposure threshold levels in France. When noise levels exceed 80dB, hearing protection must be supplied to workers and noise-exposed workers have the right to hearing tests. The steps to be followed to comply with the revised regulations are summarized: evaluation of noise levels within the enterprise; evaluation of exposure to noise while wearing hearing protection; implementation of prevention measures.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; legislation; permissible levels
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; France; European Union; comment on directive; audiology; supply of personal protective equipment; noise level measurement; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Occupational exposure limits