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Document ID (ISN)106998
CIS number 07-918
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barruyer C.
Title Noise pollution at the workplace: Improved means of prevention
Original title Nuisances sonores au travail: mieux les combattre [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, No.91, p.54-56. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract European Directive 2003/10/EC (see CIS 06-253) on noise at the place of work came into force in France in July 2006. New rules require employers to protect noise-exposed workers. The construction sector is particularly concerned by these new provisions, which are discussed in this article. Topics addressed: responsibilities of employers with respect to exposure evaluation; defining the thresholds above which employers are required to take action; information of personnel on the risks they face; supply of hearing protection; noise level thresholds requiring routine checks and systematic audiometric testing.
Descriptors (primary) France; hearing conservation; noise control
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; threshold limit values; responsibilities of employers; European Union; information of personnel; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; comment on directive; noise level
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise