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Exposure to excessive noise within in the workplace even at the lower ranges can cause long term hearing loss. Hearing loss is irreversible and as a result causes long term health implications. It is caused by the hair cells in the inner ear becoming damaged as a result of over exposure. People who experience hearing loss often experience difficulty in holding a conversation with background noise present. Another problem is tinnitus which is often described as an incessant ringing that can cause a myriad of negative health outcomes.
This code of practice is very effective tool to help deal with the risk created by exposure to excessive levels of noise in the workplace. The level of detail this COP provides Paul with a important reference to deal with most facets to deal with this particular risk. Cutting bricks would be a main source of exposure to excessive noise levels. Potential fixes would include replacing saw for a quieter one, providing a sound barrier or screen, and ensuring workers used appropriate PPE, such as ear protection.