|Document ID (ISN)||105350|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
|Convention or series no.
||Oct. 2005, Vol.23, No.10, p.50-52. Illus. 2 ref.
||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.
||United Kingdom; noise; noise control; hearing loss; noise level
||hearing protection; permissible levels; sound attenuation; responsibilities; exposure evaluation; medical supervision; comment on law; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage