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Document ID (ISN)59190
CIS number 92-1774
ISBN(s) 90-5307-251-9
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Arbeidsinspectie P 166-2
Title Noise at the workplace - Hearing protection equipment [Netherlands]
Original title Lawaai op de arbeidsplaats - Gehoorbeschermingsmiddelen [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information Labour Inspectorate, Directorate-General of Labour (Arbeidsinspectie, Directoraat-Generaal van de Arbeid), Postbus 90804, 2509 LV Den Haag, Netherlands, 1992. 30p. Illus.
Abstract It is common knowledge that one's hearing becomes less acute with advancing years. This process is accelerated when someone is exposed for many years to high noise levels. Such a loss of hearing can have a substantial influence on speech intelligibility. Therefore the deterioration of hearing capacity must be avoided by: reduction of noise level at the workplace to below the level of 80dB(A) and by the use of hearing protectors. The requirements of hearing protection equipment are given in this directive. Together with information about the physiology of hearing and the characteristics of hearing protection equipment, recommendations are given about factors to be considered when selecting such equipment. Relevant regulations are explained. The instructions given in this booklet are partly supported by sections of decrees based on the Working Conditions Act of 1980 (see CIS 92-351).
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; noise; Netherlands
Descriptors (secondary) noise control; audiometric tests; directive; legislation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Hearing protection