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Document ID (ISN)53343
CIS number 90-21
ISBN(s) 0-11-097790-4
Year 1989
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1989 No.1790
Title Health and Safety - The Noise at Work Regulations 1989 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1989. 7p. Price: GBP 1.65.
Abstract These Regulations give effect in Great Britain to provisions of CEC Directive 86/188/EEC (see CIS 87-45). They impose requirements on employers, and to a lesser extent on employees, with respect to the assessment and prevention of noise exposure in the workplace, and with respect to the protection of workers exposed to noise. The first action level (the level at which assessment of exposure becomes mandatory) means a daily personal noise exposure (DPNE) of 85db(A). The peak action level (200 pascals) is a level of sound pressure the occurrence of which for any length of time requires the wearing of personal ear protectors.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; limitation of exposure; noise
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; responsibilities of employers; noise level; responsibilities of employees; replaced; law; noise control
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise