Health & Safety Commission has launched a consultation and guidance
document on proposed regulations to help protect employees from excessive noise
in the workplace.
European Physical Agents (Noise) Directive will reduce the maximum exposure
limits of noise by five decibels (db), extending protection a further one
new exposure levels will be 80db and 85db with a limit of 87db on personal
noise can induce tinnitus and deafness and once the damage is done it’s often
most employers the new regulations will come into force in February 2006.