Occupational Hygiene

Occupational Health and Hygiene Noise

Sound is defined as any pressure variation in air, water or some other medium that the human ear can detect. Noise, on the other hand, is generally defined as ‘unwanted’ sound.

Noise can be a nuisance at common law and under statute law, resulting in disturbance and loss of enjoyment of life, loss of sleep and fatigue.

Secondly, it can distract attention and concentration, mask audible warning signals or interfere with work, thereby becoming a causative factor in accidents.

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