06 August 2009

Millions of Europeans exposed to noise in the workplace

More than 60 million European workers are exposed to noise for at least one in four hours at work

One European worker in three is exposed to noise for at least one in every four hours in their workplaces, according to a report issued by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

Noise induced hearing loss is considered the most predictable work related injury. Noise in the workplace is a major cause of tinnitus and hearing loss, as well as accidents resulting from co-workers having difficulty communicating. This also brings added stress to the work environment.

According to the report, seven percent of European workers believe that their work is responsible for hearing problems.

Source: Finanzas.com; Terra Actualidad

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