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Document ID (ISN)101119
CIS number 03-409
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2571-0
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 026
Author(s) Smeatham D.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Noise levels and noise exposure of workers in pubs and clubs - A review of the literature
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. vi, 82p. Illus. 147 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This report consists of a review of the literature published since 1985 on noise levels and noise exposure to workers in pubs and clubs. Differences in opinion, scientific rigour and derived conclusions make it difficult to estimate the number of individuals whose hearing will be impaired as a result of this exposure. Establishments in the entertainment sector often do not take action to reduce the noise level because of their perception of consumers' preference for loud music. Finally, there is a lack of practical guidance and experience in these issues among local authority safety and health inspectors.
Descriptors (primary) waiters, waitresses and bartenders; entertainment services; hearing loss; noise level; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; hearing protection; training of OSH personnel; report; continuous noise; noise control; glossary; exposure evaluation; role of government; legislation; enforcement; noise level measurement; hazard evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage