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.
Download our full brochure on "What You Need to Hear: EU Hearing Directive 2003/10/EC" and take immediate action in your Hearing Conservation Program!