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Document ID (ISN)75526
CIS number 00-1432
ISSN - Serial title 0212-1050 - Mapfre seguridad
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pérez López G
Title Protection of workers against risks from exposure to noise
Original title Protección de los trabajadores frente a los riesgos derivados de la exposición al ruido [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2000, Vol.20, No.78, p.19-25. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract This survey was aimed at establishing the degree of compliance with the Royal Decree 1316/89 on the protection of workers against risks from exposure to noise (CIS 90-720) in companies based in the region of Murcia, Spain. About 46% of the enterprises had never carried out noise measurements, nor controlled the hearing of their workers. While some companies claim to be in compliance, most of them are not in possession of the corresponding certification documentation. 36.7% of companies undertake periodic examinations of the hearing of exposed workers. No company has systematic and regular documentation of the periodic evaluations of exposure to noise. Most workers have not received any information on risks liked to exposure to noise; 32.11% of the enterprises surveyed encourage their workers to wear noise protection devices, but only a limited number of workers actually use these.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; noise control; noise; legal aspects
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; questionnaire survey; noise level measurement; approval; health service records
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise