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April 22, 2010

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Free information – Taking action on noise

In advance of Noise Action Week, which runs from 26-30 April, Barbour Environment, Health & Safety has added ‘The Barbour Resource Pack: ‘Noise at Work’ to its range of resources.

According to the information provider, 1 million employees in the UK are exposed to levels of noise that put their hearing at risk, and 17 per cent suffer deafness, tinnitus, or other ear conditions as a result of exposure to excessive noise.
 
Aimed at helping businesses manage noise risk to staff, the new resource pack includes:

  • A Technical Guide – which breaks down legislation in this area to make it easier to understand and easier to convey to colleagues and clients;
  • A Director’s Briefing – a short summary covering significant areas of the topic, including responsibility, competence, and duty of care; and
  • An Employee Factsheet – information on how to identify, manage and control the risks and hazards faced with incidents of work-related violence.

This resource pack is part of a series of new content to be added to the Barbour service. Future topics to be covered include occupational stress, musculoskeletal disorders, and asbestos.

To download the resource pack, go to www.barbour-ehs.com/noiseatwork

 

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