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Document ID (ISN)76365
CIS number 01-543
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1511-1
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE L108
Health and Safety Executive
Title Reducing noise at work - Guidance on the Noise at Work Regulations 1989
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Rev.ed., 2000. vii, 91p. Illus. 30 ref. Price: GBP 9.75.
Abstract This booklet provides guidance on the Noise at Work Regulations 1989 (CIS 90-21). Part 1 defines legal duties of employers to prevent damage to hearing (exposure assessment and records; reduction of risk of hearing damage and of noise exposure; ear protection; noise control, employees' information). Part 2 covers duties of designers, manufacturers importers and suppliers. Part 3 gives advice for employers on how to chose a competent person for the noise assessment. Part 4 on how to carry out the noise assessment and the measurements. Part 5 on how to control noise exposure (workplace design, substitution of process or machine, engineering methods for sound attenuation and reduction of exposure). Part 6 on selection and correct use of ear protection. Replaces CIS 98-1714.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; noise control; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; safety by design; machinery; selection of equipment; sound absorption; silencers; sound isolation; acoustic enclosure; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; substitution; earplugs; earmuffs; noise dosimetry; exposure records; noise level measurement; glossary; comment on law; supply of information; information of personnel; evaluation of equipment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Hearing protection