Home Email this page Print this page Bookmark this page Decrease font size Default font size Increase font size
Noise & Health  
 CURRENT ISSUE    PAST ISSUES    AHEAD OF PRINT    SEARCH   GET E-ALERTS    
 
 Next article
 Previous article
Table of Contents

Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
Citation Manager
Access Statistics
Reader Comments
Email Alert *
Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed9062    
    Printed211    
    Emailed6    
    PDF Downloaded28    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 

 ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 59  |  Page : 148--154

Occupational noise exposure of nightclub bar employees in Ireland


1 School of Food Science and Environmental Health, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin, Ireland
2 School of Physics, Dublin, Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin, Ireland

Correspondence Address:
Aoife C Kelly
Dublin Institute of Technology, 31 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1
Ireland
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: Funding from PhD IRCSET Embark Initiative, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1463-1741.99868

Rights and Permissions

Due to the transposition of the EU Directive 2003/10/EC into Irish Law, the entertainment sector was obligated to comply with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Chapter 1 Part 5: Control of Noise at Work since February 2008. Compliance with the Noise Regulations was examined in 9 nightclubs in Ireland. The typical daily noise exposure of 19 bar employees was measured using 2 logging dosimeters and a Type 1 fixed position sound level meter. Physical site inspections identified nightclub noise control measures. Interviews and questionnaires were used to assess the managers and employees awareness of the noise legislation. The average bar employee daily noise exposure (L EX, 8h) was 92 dBA, almost 4 times more than the accepted legal limit. None of the venues examined were fully compliant with the requirements of the 2007 Noise Regulations, and awareness of this legislation was limited.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article