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Document ID (ISN)105734
CIS number 06-1203
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Facts 57
Title The impact of noise at work
Original title Les conséquences du bruit au travail [in French]
ES/Los efectos del 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. 7 ref.
Internet access [in English] [in French] [in Spanish]
Abstract Exposure to noise at work can harm workers' health. The most well-known effect of noise at work is loss of hearing, a problem observed among coppersmiths in 1731. However, it can also exacerbate stress and increase the risk of accidents. This factsheet describes the effects of workplace noise (hearing impairment, noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, noise and chemicals, noise and pregnant women, increased risk of accidents, disturbance of speech communication, stress). It 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) European Union; health hazards; noise
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; legal aspects; hearing loss; tinnitus; data sheet; synergism; expectant mothers; ototoxic effects; stress factors
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