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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - FOOD MATTERS -

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Ir­ish em­ploy­ers are re­quired to in­form em­ploy­ees if the noise level in the work­place is likely to ex­ceed 85 dBA, and to tell them about the po­ten­tial risk of hear­ing dam­age. They are also obliged to pro­vide the ser­vices of a qual­i­fied au­di­ol­o­gist to of­fer hear­ing checks and, if nec­es­sary, hear­ing pro­tec­tion. Work­ers in avi­a­tion, agri­cul­ture, con­struc­tion, forestry and man­u­fac­tur­ing have a sig­nif­i­cantly higher risk of devel­op­ing tin­ni­tus and hear­ing dif­fi­culty. So if you work in any of these in­dus­tries, it’s im­per­a­tive that you take pre­cau­tions.

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