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Document ID (ISN)60300
CIS number 93-724
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Decreto Regulamentar 9/92 Decreto-Lei 72/92
Title Decree No.72/92 of 28 Apr. 1992, establishing the general framework for the protection of workers against the risks of exposure to noise at work; Regulation No.9/92 of 28 Apr. 1992 relative to Decree No.72/92 [Portugal]
Original title Estabelece o quadro geral de protecção dos trabalhadores contra os riscos decorrentes da exposição ao ruído durante o trabalho; Regulamenta o Decreto-Lei n°72/92 ... [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information In: Colectânea de Legislação - Segurança, higiene e saúde no trabalho - Instrumentos comunitários e legislação portuguesa, Serviço de Informação Científica e Técnica (SICT), Ministério do Emprego e da Segurança Social (MESS), Lisboa, Portugal, May 1992, p.LP 61-71.
Abstract The Decree modifies provisions of Decree 251/87 concerning noise (see CIS 90-1090) and it implements in Portuguese legislation Directive 86/188/EEC (see CIS 87-45) concerning exposure to noise at work. It essentially establishes the framework for the introduction of the Regulation. The Regulation concerns: general concepts and definitions (particularly of noise levels); general safety and health measures; evaluation of daily noise exposure; what to do when the action level and the exposure limit are exceeded; medical and audiometric surveillance of workers exposed to noise; hearing protection; noise emitted by work equipment; information and training of workers; keeping and consultation of records. In annex: noise measurement (methods and instruments); criteria for the selection and use of hearing protectors; indicative list of measures for the reduction of noise exposure at work.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; noise; Portugal
Descriptors (secondary) European Communities; limitation of exposure; noise control; exposure evaluation; audiometric tests; medical supervision; law; information of personnel; noise measurement
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Hearing protection