|Document ID (ISN)||59190|
|Convention or series no.
||Arbeidsinspectie P 166-2
||Noise at the workplace - Hearing protection equipment [Netherlands]
||Lawaai op de arbeidsplaats - Gehoorbeschermingsmiddelen [in Dutch]|
||Labour Inspectorate, Directorate-General of Labour (Arbeidsinspectie, Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid), Postbus 90804, 2509 LV Den Haag, Netherlands, 1992. 30p. Illus.
||It is common knowledge that one's hearing becomes less acute with advancing years. This process is accelerated when someone is exposed for many years to high noise levels. Such a loss of hearing can have a substantial influence on speech intelligibility. Therefore the deterioration of hearing capacity must be avoided by: reduction of noise level at the workplace to below the level of 80dB(A) and by the use of hearing protectors. The requirements of hearing protection equipment are given in this directive. Together with information about the physiology of hearing and the characteristics of hearing protection equipment, recommendations are given about factors to be considered when selecting such equipment. Relevant regulations are explained. The instructions given in this booklet are partly supported by sections of decrees based on the Working Conditions Act of 1980 (see CIS 92-351).
||hearing protection; noise; Netherlands
||noise control; audiometric tests; directive; legislation
||A - Laws, regulations, directives
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Standards and directives with the force of law
|Broad subject area(s)