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Document ID (ISN)105733
CIS number 06-1202
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Facts 56
Title An introduction to noise at work
Original title Introduction à la question du bruit au travail [in French]
ES/Introducción al ruido en el trabajo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía, 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2005. 2p. Illus. 5 ref.
Internet access [in English] [in French] [in Spanish]
Abstract Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common reported occupational disease in the EU. This factsheet outlines the key issues surrounding noise at work. Contents: noise intensity; effects on health and safety (hearing loss, physiological effects, stress, increased risk of accidents); groups at risk; employers' responsibilities; employee involvement; legislation. The fact sheet is also available in Czech, Danish, French, German, Spanish, Estonian, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Slovak, Finnish and Swedish (see
Descriptors (primary) noise; European Union
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; legal aspects; hearing loss; workers' participation; high-risk groups; data sheet; health hazards
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Workers' participation