If you are exposed to noise at work it is important that your Employee provides you with ear defenders.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations requires employers to ensure that employees are not exposed to excessive levels of noise.
If noise is at a level of 85dB then ear protection must be provided. An employer must ensure that workers wear the protection provided.
If you are provided with ear defenders then your employee must also ensure that you use them properly.
Entry into ear protection areas in the work place must be controlled. This will ensure that workers than do not work in these areas are not exposed to the noise.
It has been estimated by the Health & Safety Executive that over 150,000 people suffer from ear conditions due to exposure to noise in the work place.
Ear conditions include deafness and tinnitus.
Industrial deafness is caused when excessive noise damages the hair cells inside the ear. This can cause temporary and permanent deafness.
Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears. This can often be very annoying for those that are suffering from it. It can often lead to sleep loss and lack of concentration.
There are many different types of ear protection that can be provided to workers. These include Ear defenders and Ear plugs.
It is very important that training and supervision is provided for ear protection. It is also vital that any ear protection provided is clean, in good working order and fit each employee properly.
If have suffered hearing loss as a result of not being supplied with ear protection, you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors have repeatedly succeeded in securing compensation on behalf injured clients.
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