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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 26  |  Page : 31--37

Risk by use of hearing protectors--expert programme supports SMEs in appropriate selection and use

M Liedtke 
 Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitsschutz - BGIA, Germany

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M Liedtke
Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitsschutz - BGIA, Alte Heerstrasse 111, D-53754 Sankt Augustin
Germany

Comprehensive protection by use of PPE against the hazards at work requires more than proper selection based on the protection level needed: The PPE user directive (Council Directive 89/656/EEC, Official Journal of the European Communities L 393, 30/12/1989 p. 0018 - 0028) requires an assessment of personal protective equipment itself, which has to consider the risks which may be introduced by use of PPE or use of combinations of PPE. As an example risks which may be introduced by use of hearing protectors are described. Assistance in the assessment required by PPE user directive (Council Directive 89/656/EEC, Official Journal of the European Communities L 393, 30/12/1989 p. 0018 - 0028) and in selection and use of hearing protectors with regard to this assessment is presented.


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Liedtke M. Risk by use of hearing protectors--expert programme supports SMEs in appropriate selection and use.Noise Health 2005;7:31-37


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Liedtke M. Risk by use of hearing protectors--expert programme supports SMEs in appropriate selection and use. Noise Health [serial online] 2005 [cited 2022 Aug 8 ];7:31-37
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