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CIS 06-1259 Health and Safety - The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations implement in Great Britain the provisions of EC Directive 2003/10/EC (see CIS 06-253). Provisions are made for: lower and upper exposure action values (80-85dB(A) for daily or weekly levels, 135-137dB(C) as peak sound pressures); exposure limit values (87db(A) for daily and weekly levels, 140dB(C) as peak sound pressures); assessment of exposure levels to noise in the workplace; elimination and control of exposure to noise at the workplace; hearing protection (including the designation of Hearing Protection Zones); maintenance and use of protective equipment; health surveillance; information, instruction and training; exemption certificates from hearing protection and for emergency services. Regulations S.I. 1989 No.1790 on the same subject (see CIS 90-21) are repealed. In schedules: noise level calculation methods.
TSO Online Bookshop,, 2005. 16p. Price: GBP 3.00. [in English]


CIS 90-21 Health and Safety - The Noise at Work Regulations 1989 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations give effect in Great Britain to provisions of CEC Directive 86/188/EEC (see CIS 87-45). They impose requirements on employers, and to a lesser extent on employees, with respect to the assessment and prevention of noise exposure in the workplace, and with respect to the protection of workers exposed to noise. The first action level (the level at which assessment of exposure becomes mandatory) means a daily personal noise exposure (DPNE) of 85db(A). The peak action level (200 pascals) is a level of sound pressure the occurrence of which for any length of time requires the wearing of personal ear protectors.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1989. 7p. Price: GBP 1.65.