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Document ID (ISN)52134
CIS number 89-1362
ISBN(s) 0-11-883971-3
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission; Paper and Board Industry Advisory Committee
Title Protection of hearing in the paper and board industry
Bibliographic information HMSO Publication Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1988. 40p. Illus. 56 ref. Price: GBP 9.00.
Abstract This Guidance Note should be read in conjunction with the appropriate parts of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and guidance contained in the 'Code of practice for reducing the exposure of employed persons to noise'. It is intended to help managers, health and safety advisers, buyers, safety representatives, technical staff and employees to reduce noise in their workplace using a step-by-step approach. Advice is given on how to use a noise survey to draw up a plan of action for a hearing conservation programme. The guidance concentrates on giving a practical appreciation of how exposure to excessive noise damages hearing and on providing quick reference to specific noise control measures. Detailed examples of noise reduction techniques are given in tabular format. In appendices: glossary of acoustic terms; legal requirements; methods for determining the adequacy of ear protectors; use of noise dosimeters.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; pulp and paper industry; noise; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) noise level; noise control; noise dosimetry; transfer to other work; audiometric tests; legislation; noise measurement; glossary; directive; biological effects
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Paper and paper products industry
Hearing protection