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Noise Levels

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many workers are exposed to noise of 85 dB(A) and above at work.

The Health and Safety Executive estimates that about 1.7 million workers may have a daily noise exposure of 85 dB(A) or more. This estimate is given in a consultative document proposing new regulations to control noise at work, published yesterday by the Health and Safety Commission.