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Document ID (ISN)108070
CIS number 08-691
Year 2007
Convention or series no. SUVA 66058.d SUVA 66058.f
Author(s) Staubli B.
Title Nuisance caused by noise at workplaces
Original title Belästigender Lärm am Arbeitsplatz [in German]
Nuisances sonores aux postes de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 5th ed., 2006 (German ed.), 2007 (French ed.). 35p. Illus. 32 ref.
Internet access [in German] [in French]
Abstract This booklet addresses the issue of the nuisance caused by noise in offices, which constitutes more of a discomfort than a risk of hearing damage. Contents: legal aspects (Swiss legislation, European directives including Directive 2003/10/EC (see CIS 06-253), standards); noise perception (how the human auditory system works); discomfort caused by noise; noise nuisance at the place of work; effects of noise (sleep disorders, effects on the vegetative system, social effects, verbal communication problems, poor productivity); coping with noise. An appendix lists acoustic dimensions and measuring units.
Descriptors (primary) Switzerland; office work; noise
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; European Union; ISO; noise level; work efficiency; comment on standard; sleep disturbances; hearing level; stress factors; health hazards; comment on directive; neurovegetative disorders
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Office work