|Document ID (ISN)||76365|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Reducing noise at work - Guidance on the Noise at Work Regulations 1989
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Rev.ed., 2000. vii, 91p. Illus. 30 ref. Price: GBP 9.75.
||This booklet provides guidance on the Noise at Work Regulations 1989 (CIS 90-21). Part 1 defines legal duties of employers to prevent damage to hearing (exposure assessment and records; reduction of risk of hearing damage and of noise exposure; ear protection; noise control, employees' information). Part 2 covers duties of designers, manufacturers importers and suppliers. Part 3 gives advice for employers on how to chose a competent person for the noise assessment. Part 4 on how to carry out the noise assessment and the measurements. Part 5 on how to control noise exposure (workplace design, substitution of process or machine, engineering methods for sound attenuation and reduction of exposure). Part 6 on selection and correct use of ear protection. Replaces CIS 98-1714.
||hearing protection; noise control; United Kingdom
||responsibilities of employers; safety by design; machinery; selection of equipment; sound absorption; silencers; sound isolation; acoustic enclosure; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; substitution; earplugs; earmuffs; noise dosimetry; exposure records; noise level measurement; glossary; comment on law; supply of information; information of personnel; evaluation of equipment
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)