Noise action levels infographic
Find out about Noise Action Levels and controlling noise at work under the EU Noise at Work Directive with our helpful Noise at Work - Take Action Now infographic.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is one of the most prevalent, but often ignored, risks in the workplace and employees must, by law, be protected. Once NIHL has taken place, it is irreversible. Clearly, prevention is the most sensible option here as, currently, 1 in 7 of the UK population are either dead or hard of hearing.
The increasing claims culture dictates that employers much must comply with their legal duties as detailed in the 'Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005'. These regulations reduced the previous Noise Action Levels and Noise Exposure Levels and also introduced new Noise Limit Values. This infographic attempts to explain these different values and the decibel (dB(A)) values relating to them.
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