What You Need to Hear: EU Hearing Directive


What You Need to Hear: EU Hearing Directive

As manufacturing, construction and other industrial endeavors are on the rise in Europe, so are the number of people exposed to harmful levels of noise in the workplace. Over 29% of all workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise in at least one quarter of their time in the workplace, and 11% are exposed at all times – and these trends are increasing.

While noise-induced hearing loss is permanent and irreversible, it is completely preventable. The new European Union Directive 2003/10/EC, which goes into effect on 15 February 2006, aims to prevent worker exposure to harmful noise, while promoting a healthier and more productive workforce. This brochure highlights the changes in the hearing Directive, providing an outline of the new action levels, answers to common questions and a glossary of basic terms related to the Directive.

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