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Noise is any audible unwanted sound. Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common preventable occupational health hazard, with over 1 million employees in the UK exposed to levels of noise that put their hearing at risk; 17% suffer deafness, tinnitus or other ear conditions as a result of exposure to excessive noise.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 aim to ensure that workers’ hearing is protected from excessive noise at their workplace, which could cause them to lose their hearing and/or to suffer from tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears).
This quiz is based on information that can be found in the Barbour suite of resources under the topic ‘Noise at Work’.
By answering the questions below, practitioners can award themselves CPD credits. One, two or three credits can be awarded, depending on what has been learnt – exactly how many you award yourself is up to you, once you have reflected and taken part in the quiz.
Please note: There may be more than one correct answer to a question, and further reading may be required to correctly answer the questions