Noise in the workplace | Employee Factsheet

Noise is part of everyday life, but loud noise can permanently damage hearing. Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common preventable occupational health hazard. There is no satisfactory treatment for noise-induced hearing loss and although generally hearing loss is gradual, once you’re deaf, you stay deaf.

Noise at work can interfere with communications and make warnings harder to hear. It can also reduce a person’s awareness of his or her surroundings. These factors can lead to significant safety risks, putting people at risk of injury or death.

This Employee Factsheet takes you through:

•  About workplace noise
•  Controlling the risks
•  Noisy industries

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