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RR26 - Noise levels and noise exposure of workers in pubs and clubs - A review of the literature.

Reviews the literature published since 1985 to establish what is known about noise levels and noise exposure in this working environment. The information provided by the literature is used to determine whether there is a noise problem, practical measures that can be adopted to control the level of noise exposure, methods adopted by local authorities to enforce control, and what needs to be done to ensure employees in pubs and clubs are provided with a safe working environment. States that difference in opinion, experimental rigour, and derived conclusions reported in the literature make it difficult to form definitive conclusions regarding the risk of hearing loss from noise exposure in clubs and pubs. However, it seems that there is a definite potential for harm to employees, but it is not possible to establish the number of individuals whose hearing will be impaired as a result of this noise exposure. Makes a number of recommendations.

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Updated 2010-03-19