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Document ID (ISN)65804
CIS number 95-1953
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Bestillingsnr. 398 A
Title Directive on noise at the workplace - Regulation with commentary [Norway]
Original title Forskrift - St°y pň arbeidsplassen: Forskrifter med kommentarer [in Norwegian]
Bibliographic information Direktoratet for arbeidstilsynet, Postboks 8103 Dep., 0032 Oslo, Norway, Sep. 1993. 20p. Illus.
Abstract These regulations (effective on 1 Jan. 1994, the date on which the Treaty on entering the European Economic Area came into force) satisfying the requirements of Directive 86/188/EEC (see CIS 87-45) replace the 1982 regulations on noise (CIS 85-658). They lay down 8-hour noise exposure limits for 3 categories of work: work requiring a large amount of mental concentration (maximum permissible level 55dB(A)), work requiring verbal communication or great accuracy and attention (70dB(A)) and work involving noisy equipment (85dB(A)); the recommended limits are 10dB lower. Workers exposed to equivalent continuous noise levels > 85dB(A) or peak noise levels > 130dB(C) should wear hearing protectors. Technical equipment is to be chosen and installed with a view to limiting the noise emitted by it. If there is reason to assume that the noise level exceeds the recommended limits, the employer should have the noise level measured and take measures to reduce exposure. All workers exposed to equivalent continuous noise levels > 80dB(A) or peak noise levels > 130dB(C) should undergo annual audiometric tests. Detailed commentaries.
Descriptors (primary) hearing damage risk criteria; Norway; hearing conservation; noise control; noise
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; noise level; limitation of exposure; audiometric tests; noise measurement; directive; comment on directive; exposure evaluation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise