The Control of Noise at Work Regulations came into force for Great Britain on 6 April 2006. Their aim is to ensure that workers' hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work.

Over 1 million employees in Great Britain are exposed to levels of noise that puts their hearing at risk. Of these upwards of 17,000 people  suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work.

The H.S.E states that the level at which employers must provide hearing protection and hearing protection zones is now 85 decibels (daily or weekly average exposure) and the level at which employers must assess the risk to workers' health and provide them with information and training is now 80 decibels.

There is also an exposure limit value of 87 decibels, taking account of any reduction in exposure provided by hearing protection, above which workers must not be exposed.

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