This good practice guide explains how workers' exposure to noise at work can be reduced or avoided. Targeted at Member States, industries and other interested bodies, it describes how to follow Directive 2003/10/EC on the minimum safety and health requirements regarding workers' exposure to the risks arising from noise. In addition, a specific chapter presents practical and specific provisions to help workers and employers in the music and entertainment sectors, where workers are particularly exposed to very high noise levels. The manuscript was completed in 2007.
Chapter 1: Principles of acoustics.
Chapter 2: Risk assessment procedure
Chapter 3: Workplace design
Chapter 4: How do we reduce noise exposure?
Chapter 5: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): characteristics and selection of personal hearing protectors
Chapter 6: Purchasing quiet work equipment
Chapter 7: Hearing damage and health surveillance
Chapter 8: The Music and Entertainment Sectors
Chapter 9: Summary of the EU Noise Regulations
Annex l. List of Keywords, List of Abbreviations and Glossary
Annex ll. Legislation, Standards and Sources of Further Information on Noise
- EU Directives
- Selected Standards