What do you need to do?
Information, instruction and training
- If musicians, technicians and observers understand the risks of noise exposure, they will be more likely to take action to protect their own and their colleagues' hearing.
- Awareness is very important; it will inform the proper application of all the other risk reduction measures. People in the industry have to be made aware of the potential for permanent hearing damage associated with working in a high noise environment.
- Employers should ensure that employees understand the need to follow the employer's or venue operator's instructions. Employers must provide suitable information, training and instruction for their employees and those involved in productions, events, and performances.
- The role of middle management and supervisors in developing and applying a successful noise policy is important. Their training and instruction is a high priority.
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