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Document ID (ISN)77709
CIS number 01-1812
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG75 (rev.)
Health and Safety Executive
Title The Noise at Work Regulations - A brief guide to the requirements for controlling noise at work
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2001. 8p. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Exposure to high noise levels can cause irreparable hearing damage. Noise at work can also cause disturbance, interference with communications and stress. This booklet summarizes the responsibilities of employers, employees and equipment suppliers under the Noise at Work Regulations (CIS 90-21). Contents include: actions required at noise levels below 85dB, between 85 and 90dB and above 90dB; advice for employers on carrying out noise assessments and implementing prevention measures; advice for employees, in particular on using protective equipment.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; noise control; hearing loss; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; sound attenuation; responsibilities; comment on law; exposure evaluation
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
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage