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Document ID (ISN)101401
CIS number 03-400
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Groothoff B.
Title Incorporating effective noise control in music entertainment venues? Yes, it can be done
Bibliographic information Dec. 1999, Vol.15, No.6, p.543-550. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract Following complaints from workers in music entertainment, a study of 30 businesses in the Brisbane area (Queensland, Australia) was conducted during 1996. Results showed that, in all but one case, noise exposure exceeded permissible levels. In none of the venues were hearing protectors worn during exposure to loud music, nor were other control measures in place. Virtually all operators demonstrated a lack of knowledge about their workplace health and safety obligations. To assist operators in meeting their legal obligations, extensive consultations were given by health and safety inspectors. In 1998, 14 of the original venues still operating were revisited. It was found that, although generally noise levels were still excessive, venue operators' knowledge of their obligations had improved. Eight venues had sound limiters installed and hearing protectors were available in 12 venues, with seven businesses actively enforcing their use by staff.
Descriptors (primary) entertainment services; noise control; limitation of exposure; noise
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; responsibilities of employers; Australia; disobeying safety instructions; survey; theatres; noise measurement; sound attenuation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports