In noisy establishments, measures are taken to protect workers against
the effect of noise and vibrations.
As far as possible, the noise intensity in the vicinity of a workstation
must not exceed 85 decibels (DB).
The characteristics of the machines at the time of purchase,
introduction and installation shall be taken into account at the time of
purchase, opening, and installation.
In addition to the collective protective measures for the design of
workplaces and buildings, workers shall be provided with personal
protective equipment that is recognized as effective.
Machines that develop noise and vibrations above acceptable
standards are, as far as possible, placed in rooms away from other
Workers exposed to a harmful noise environment must undergo
periodic audiometric examination, at least twice a year.

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