Noise in the workplace
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The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) implement the Physical Agents (Noise) Directive 2003/10/EC and replace the Noise at Work Regulations of 1986. The Physical Agents (Noise) Directive specifies minimum requirements for the protection of workers across the European Union against health and safety risks arising from exposure to excessive noise. The Directive introduces new and more stringent requirements. Many industries that previously were not covered will now come under the regulations and many that previously were at or above the lower (first) action level will now come under the requirements of the upper (second) action level, examples of this within the food industry can be seen in Table 2.1.