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Document ID (ISN)109936
CIS number 09-915
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Williams W., Burgess M.
Title Occupational noise exposure and action levels
Bibliographic information Aug. 2007, Vol.23, No.4, p.343-348. 14 ref.
Abstract European Directive 2003/10/EC (see CIS 06-253) specifies noise level thresholds above which employers are required to take action. This article examines the concept of action levels and their value in the workplace. A model for introducing action levels into Australian and New Zealand OHS legislation at 5 decibels below current noise exposure limits is proposed, and suggestions for the actions to be undertaken by management are given.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; limitation of exposure; noise; responsibilities of employers
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; New Zealand; comment on directive; standardization; European Union
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Occupational exposure limits