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Document ID (ISN)105350
CIS number 06-940
ISSN - Serial title 0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ward T.
Title Sound advice
Bibliographic information Oct. 2005, Vol.23, No.10, p.50-52. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract The new Control of Noise at Work Regulations will come into force in the United Kingdom in April 2006, replacing the current Noise at Work Regulations 1989 (see CIS 90-21). They will require employers to implement modern hazard evaluation methods and risk prevention. This article proposes a practical framework for ensuring compliance with the regulations at the enterprise level. It involves carrying out a risk assessment, reducing exposure to noise, providing workers with hearing protection, ensuring exposure limits are not exceeded, informing and training workers, and finally carrying out health surveillance.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; noise; noise control; hearing loss; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; permissible levels; sound attenuation; responsibilities; exposure evaluation; medical supervision; comment on law; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage