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Here’s How To Protect Your Employees’ Ears From Excessive Noise Exposure

While many may associate excessive noise with an excited crowd at a sporting event or the front rows of a concert, this sensory experience can occur in the workplace as well. Employees in the construction, agriculture, manufacturing and entertainment industries often experience excessive noise due to the nature of their work. 

If workers in your organisation are exposed to excessive noise, you can't afford to ignore the problem. In fact, the HSE estimates 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness or other ear conditions due to excessive noise at work. Stay compliant with workplace regulations and protect your employees' ears with this guidance:

  • Assess the risks your employees face from noise at work. Ensure your workplace doesn’t exceed the legal limits of noise exposure (daily or weekly exposure of 87dB, or peak sound pressure of 140dB).
  • Use alternative procedures and equipment that reduce or eliminate noise risks. In addition, provide employees with training when handling excessive noise.
  • Offer routine hearing checks and medical examinations to ensure your employees aren’t suffering from noise exposure. Keep proper documentation.

For additional guidance, contact ICB Group today.

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