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Document ID (ISN)63050
CIS number 94-1553
Year 1993
Convention or series no. SBA 147.d SBA 147.f SBA 147.i
Author(s) Schmuckli F.
Title Personal hearing protection
Original title Der pers÷nliche Geh÷rschutz [in German]
La protezione individuale dell'udito [in Italian]
La protection individuelle de l'ou´e [in French]
Bibliographic information Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Arbeitssicherheit, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, Oct. 1993. 61p. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract This booklet describes noise, how it is measured and how its measurement is evaluated, effects of noise exposure, legal basis for the prevention of hearing loss due to noise exposure, different types of hearing protection, noise insulation (limit values in Switzerland; measures to be taken in view of the EC Directive); adoption of the new single number rating to be applied to hearing protective devices. A review of different hearing protection equipment is given. Acoustic communication in noisy surroundings is explained. Swiss regulations on the subject are reviewed. A chapter is devoted to the reluctance of workers to wear hearing protection equipment.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; Switzerland; training material; hearing loss; noise
Descriptors (secondary) training manuals; safety guides; noise measurement
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Hearing protection
OSH training