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Safety at Workplace



Hearing protectors


Ear plugs, ear muffs

Noise which is injurious to hearing should be dealt with by technical measures. If this is not possible then personal protective equipment should be used. Examples of this are use of ear plugs and ear muffs.

It is important that hearing protectors are used as long as the person is exposed to a high level of noise. Even removing them for short periods of time can involve considerable risk of damage to hearing.

If ear plugs or ear muffs are to be used, they should be thoroughly tested. To be effective they must provide a good sealing effect. Also note that loosely inserted ear plugs will not protect your hearing. Plugs and muffs must be regularly cleaned and repaired or replaced. Full co-operation of supervisors and workers is necessary to ensure the consistent use of ear protectors.


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