|Document ID (ISN)||101401|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Incorporating effective noise control in music entertainment venues? Yes, it can be done
||Dec. 1999, Vol.15, No.6, p.543-550. Illus. 22 ref.
||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.
||entertainment services; noise control; limitation of exposure; noise
||hearing protection; responsibilities of employers; Australia; disobeying safety instructions; survey; theatres; noise measurement; sound attenuation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Entertainment services and sports