Managing controls on noise and vibration exposure
Measures to control the noise and vibration exposure of employees are often
expensive, and sometimes they can be very costly indeed. Failure to control these
risks can also be very costly. The problem sometimes is that the costs of taking
action to reduce risks are likely to be immediate, obvious and easily quantifiable.
The possible costs of failing to take action are more remote, less certain, and less
clearly attributable to one particular failure. Whether working in the private or
the public sector, a financial manager has the overriding objective of keeping his
organization’s financial position within the budgetary targets set. There is nor-
mally no shortage of projects which could be financed, and it is not unusual for
their proponents to argue that spending money on a particular project now will in
the long term improve the financial position of the organization as a whole.