chapter  15
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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.