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Document ID (ISN)69126
CIS number 97-980
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1266-X
Year 1996
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 116/1996
Author(s) Honey S., Hillage J., Jagger N., Morris S.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The costs and benefits of the Noise at Work Regulations 1989
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. 164p. 60 ref. Price: GBP 50.00.
Abstract Report of a study carried out in 1994/95 to assess the costs and benefits to employers arising from the Noise at Work Regulations 1989. The study comprised a literature survey, a postal survey of 1,889 employers, and a series of follow-up interviews and case studies. Average costs associated with a number of actions were estimated: a first noise assessment; subsequent noise assessments; preventative action; provision of personal protective equipment; training; and setting up an ear protection zone. Benefits were estimated to be equivalent to around 25% of the costs. Overall, the net annual cost to employers was estimated to be around GBP 27.9 million.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; legislation; noise control; economic aspects
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; noise level; survey; audiometric tests; cost-benefit analysis; information of personnel; noise measurement
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Economic aspects