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Noise at work - A guide for URTU Health and Safety Representatives

25/2/2009

Hearing problems caused by noise at work are far too common. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that 170,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, tinnitus or other ear conditions as a result of exposure to excessive noise at work.

Once your hearing is gone it will not come back, however it is easily preventable simply by removing or reducing the exposure to noise. Yet even today over 1 million employees in Great Britain are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk.

Below is a downloadable guide for URTU Health and Safety Representatives on what the law is and what they can do to ensure that their employer does not put the hearing of their workers at risk.

Noise at work - a guide for health and safety representatives

 

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