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Document ID (ISN)100259
CIS number 02-1172
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title Less noise for healthier hearing - The Factories (Noise) Regulations 1996 - What you need to know
Bibliographic information Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Health Department, 18 Havelock Road #05-01, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, [c2000]. 6p. Illus.
Abstract Over 1000 factories in Singapore present a noise hazard and more than 50,000 workers are estimated to be exposed to harmful noise. Prolonged exposure to noise can cause deafness, a chronic disease which cannot be cured. This information leaflet provides guidance on the application of the Singapore Factories (Noise) Regulations 1996. Contents: permissible exposure limits; responsibilities of employers; noise control; noise emission labelling of machinery; noise dosimetry; hearing protection; workers' training and information; medical examinations.
Descriptors (primary) Singapore; noise; limitation of exposure; deafness; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; training of OSH personnel; responsibilities of employers; noise control; noise dosimetry; legislation; safety guides; noise level measurement; medical supervision; data sheet; responsibilities of employees; information of personnel; qualifications
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage