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Document ID (ISN)109068
CIS number 09-176
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guo J., Gunn P.
Title Noise and noise exposure in Western Australian entertainment venues
Bibliographic information Feb. 2007, Vol.23, No.1, p.69-78. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Noise exposure in the music entertainment industry has long been recognised as a workplace hazard. The aims of this study were to investigate the current situation regarding noise exposure in Western Australia entertainment venues, to promote the use of the Control of Noise in the Music Entertainment Industry code of practice and to increase the sector's awareness of its obligations to control noise exposure. It was found that excessive noise is still a major workplace hazard. The average daily noise exposure levels in pubs and clubs have increased compared with those measured several years ago. Although the awareness of noise control and hearing protection has increased, it is still very low.
Descriptors (primary) Western Australia; noise level; entertainment services
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; safety consciousness; responsibilities of employers; Australia; legal aspects; hearing loss; disobeying safety instructions; questionnaire survey; inspection; enforcement; noise level measurement; comment on directive; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports