|Document ID (ISN)||69126|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Contract Research Report CRR 116/1996
||Honey S., Hillage J., Jagger N., Morris S.
Health and Safety Executive
||The costs and benefits of the Noise at Work Regulations 1989
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. 164p. 60 ref. Price: GBP 50.00.
||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.
||United Kingdom; legislation; noise control; economic aspects
||hearing protection; noise level; survey; audiometric tests; cost-benefit analysis; information of personnel; noise measurement
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)