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Document ID (ISN)104763
CIS number 06-409
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brett Y.
Title Control of noise at the workplace, a European priority
Original title Lutte contre le bruit au travail, une priorité européenne [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, No.415, p.23-25. Illus.
Abstract It is estimated that 7% of all European workers suffer from severe hearing disorders caused by occupational exposure to noise. In the European Union, minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to noise are set out in Commission Directive 2003/10/EC (see CIS 06-253), to be transposed into national legislation by February 2006. Contents of this article on the control of noise at the workplace: definition of noise; effects of noise (hearing loss, tinnitus, dual effects of noise and the exposure to ototoxic substances such as solvents); noise control; personal protective equipment.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; noise control; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) European Union; solvents; comment on directive; synergism; ototoxic effects; tinnitus
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Hearing protection