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

Occupational noise exposure of nightclub bar employees in Ireland

Aoife C Kelly1, Sara M Boyd1, Gary T. M. Henehan1, Gordon Chambers2 
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

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Aoife C Kelly
Dublin Institute of Technology, 31 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1
Ireland

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.


How to cite this article:
Kelly AC, Boyd SM, Henehan GT, Chambers G. Occupational noise exposure of nightclub bar employees in Ireland.Noise Health 2012;14:148-154


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Kelly AC, Boyd SM, Henehan GT, Chambers G. Occupational noise exposure of nightclub bar employees in Ireland. Noise Health [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Dec 4 ];14:148-154
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