Nearly one-in-four employees in the EU (60 million people) are exposed to such
high, persistent noise levels at work that they have to raise their voices to
make themselves heard for at least half their time at work.
A minor inconvenience? Not when it leads to deafness, tinnitus and other
One of the stereotypes concerning noise at work is that it can only affect your
hearing, and that only people working in traditionally 'loud' industries, such
as construction or metalworks, are at risk.
This is why the European Agency is saying: "Stop that Noise!" and launching
Europe's biggest ever information campaign on 20 April 2005 - International
Noise Awareness Day.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work