Publication of the protection against noise pollution on offshore installations, etc. 1)
Purline 3, paragraph 3. 3 and 5, sections 43, 44 and 55 and § 72 (3). 1, in Law No 1. 1424 by 21. In December 2005, on the safety and conditions for off-shore for investigation, production and transport of hydrocarbons (offshore safety law) as amended by law no. 107 of 7. February 2007, according to Section 61 (2), to be authorised. 3 :
Scope and definitions
§ 1. The notice shall apply to off-shore as defined in section 2 of the offshore security law.
Paragraph 2. Section 1 (1). 3, section 2, no. 1-8, section 3, 18, section 19, paragraph 19. 1, no. In addition, 1, 4 and 5, sections 18 and 20 to 23 shall also apply to accommodation facilities on ships and services covered by Section 3 (3) of the Offshore Safety Act. 3, and where persons working on an offshore installation shall be accommoded to the extent that it is important for the safety and health of the persons involved.
Paragraph 3. The announcement shall include the conditions of off-shore, where the employee is exposed or may be exposed to noise pollution.
§ 2. For the purposes of this notice :
1) The sound pressure level in decibels : L p = 10 log (p/p 0 () 2 Where p is the sound pressure measured in pascal. Baseline pressure p 0 is 20 µ Pa, cf. ISO 1683:1983.
2) The noise load for one person : Energy equivalent, A-weighted sound pressure level in T in dB (A) to which this person is exposed, Aeq, T , cf. ISO 1999:1990.
3) The Energy Equivalent Rate A-weighted sound pressure level : The A-weighted sound pressure level of a constant noise, which has the same energy content as the measured, optionally variant noise, and which has been corrected for impulses.
4) Noise level : Another name for sound pressure level.
5) The daily personal noise load : Calculated as specified in ISO 1999:1990. In the calculation, the actual length of work shall be taken into account as at off-shore normally 12 hours.
6) Infralyd : Sound frequency below approp. 20 Hz.
7) Ultralyd : Audio frequency of 18,000 Hz.
8) Personal hearing protection : Hearing protection that is assigned to individual employees for personal use.
General measures against noise pollution
§ 3. Do not want noise pollution to be avoided. The noise level, including the level of infrasound and ultrasound, must therefore be kept as low as it is reasonably practicable, as are the acoustic conditions to be satisfactory.
Paragraph 2. In the working space, accommospaces etc., the noise level must be kept as low as it is reasonably practicable from the functioning and use of the individual. Separing walls and etageages must be sufficiently obedient in order to avoid disruption from adjacent spaces. This also applies to disturbances caused by human activity.
Paragraph 3. If employees due to the nature of the activity have access to rest facilities under the responsibility of the employer, the noise in these facilities shall be reduced to a level compatible with the purpose of the facilities and the conditions of facilities for the facilities, use.
§ 4. If a reduction in noise load is required, it shall be done by :
1) technical measures whereby the noise, emissions and dissemination of noise are impeded or reduced ;
2) administrative measures in connection with the organisation of work where the noise reduction cannot be achieved by technical measures, or
3) a combination of technical and administrative measures.
§ 5. Where the risks resulting from noise pollution cannot be prevented by other means, the employer shall make appropriate, correct custom personal hearing protection to be made available to the staff.
Paragraph 2. Use of crop protection measures shall be carried out in accordance with the notice of the use of personal protective equipment at offshore installations and under the following conditions :
1) If the daily personal noise load or the maximum value of the immediate, C-weighted sound pressure shall exceed the lower action values laid down in section 10 (4). In addition, the employer shall make available to the staff of the staff at the same time, or if the noise load is otherwise harmful or severely incriminating.
2) If the daily personal noise load or the maximum value of the immediate, C-weighted sound pressure exceed the upper action values laid down in section 10 (4). 1 and 3, the staff shall use personal hearing protection.
Paragraph 3. Types of harvests shall be chosen during the participation of the safety organisation on the off-shore installation.
Paragraph 4. In the interests of the safety and health of the employee, the used protectors shall be suitable for use under the existing conditions of the off-shore.
Paragraph 5. The personal harvesting protection must be chosen so that they eliminate the risk of hearing injuries or limit the risk to them to a minimum.
Paragraph 6. The employer shall do its utmost to ensure the use of hearing safeguards and shall be responsible for checking the effectiveness of the measures relating to crop protection measures.
§ 6. In the case of the workers ' residence on offshore installations, conditions must be organised and carried out in such a way that the risk of noise pollution is minimised by removing the noise or reduced to the source or reduced to a level, which is : is as low as reasonably practicable, in accordance with the principles set out in Annex 1 in the notice on the management of safety and health on off-shore installations, etc.
§ 7. If the employer assesses the risk of exposure to noise exposure by the employer, the operator responsible for the risk assessment shall ensure that the risk assessment in accordance with the notice on the management of public safety and health on offshore installations, etc. also provide for an assessment and, where necessary, a measurement of the noise load employed by the employee.
Paragraph 2. Measurement of noise must be carried out in accordance with section 18.
Paragraph 3. As an alternative to measure, the noise load in other cases may be evaluated by observation of the concrete working method and on the basis of information on equipment noise level during the given working conditions.
§ 8. For the preparation of the risk assessment after section 7, account shall be taken of :
1) The strength, type and duration of the strain, including the workload from impulse noise.
2) The limit values and the limit values for noise, as set out in section 9 (2), Paragraph 10 (1) and 10 (1). 1-3.
3) Negative effects on safety and health for employees, which belong to a particularly sensitive risk group.
4) Any effect on the safety and health of workers at interaction between noise and occupational ototoxic substances, as well as between noise and vibration, insofar as it is technically possible.
5) Any indirect effect on the safety and health of employees between noise and warning signals or other sounds to be heard in order to reduce the risk of accidents.
6) Information on noise emissions from manufacturers of equipment in accordance with the relevant EU directives.
7) The ability to use other equipment designed to reduce the noise emission shall be used.
8) Noise congestion after the working time end of activities taking place on the employer ' s responsibility, including noise pollution, during use of accommodation facilities.
9) The results of the work medical examinations which give rise to new measures, cf. § 17, paragraph 1. 2.
10) The existence of harvesters with sufficient silencing effect.
Paragraph 2. An assessment as referred to in section 7 (4). 1 may include the reasons given by the employer that the nature and extent of the risk in the field of noise make an additional detailed assessment unnecessary.
Threshold values and action values, etc.
§ 9. The limit value for the daily personal noise load for a 12-hour daily work period shall be set at a maximum level of energy equivalent A-weighted sound pressure level of 83 dB (A). The limit value for the immediate, C-weighted sound pressure is set to 130 dB (C). Under no circumstances must these values be exceeded and measures should be taken immediately after paragraph 11 is taken immediately.
Paragraph 2. Where the limit values referred to in paragraph 1 are applied, 1 shall be taken into account for the effect of the use of the hearing protection workers.
§ 10. The upper shareholder value for the daily personal noise load for a 12-hour daily work period is set at a maximum level of energy equivalent A-weighted sound pressure level of 83 dB (A). In the event of an overrun of this value, measures shall be taken in accordance with section 5 (5). 2, no. 2, section 12 and section 18 (1). 1.
Paragraph 2. The lower shareholder value of the daily personal noise load for a 12-hour daily work period shall be set at a maximum level of energy equivalent A-weighted sound pressure level of 78 dB (A). In the event of an overrun of this value, measures shall be taken in accordance with section 5 (5). 2, no. One, section 13 and section 18 (1). 2.
Paragraph 3. The upper and lower action values for the immediate, C-weighted sound pressure shall be set at 130 dB (C). In the event of an overrun of this value, measures shall be taken in accordance with section 5 (5). 2, sections 12 and 13 and § 18 (3). One and two.
Paragraph 4. For the purpose of applying the shareholders in paragraph 1. 1-3 shall not be taken into account for the impact of the use of the hearing protection workers.
Measures to exceed the limit values and action values
§ 11. Under no circumstances must the staff be exposed to noise pollution that exceeds the limit values in section 9 (3). 1.
Paragraph 2. In section 9 (4), the limit values shall be overtaken. 1, the employer shall immediately :
1) implement acts that bring the noise pollution under the limit values in section 9 (3). 1,
2) identify the reason the limit values were exceeded, and
3) take technical and administrative precautions to ensure that the overrun is not repeated.
§ 12. If the employee's daily personal noise load or the maximum value of the immediate, C-weighted sound pressure exceeds the upper action values , which are fixed in section 10 (1). The employer shall examine the cause and plan and take technical and administrative measures in such a way as to remove the noise load and the risks associated with them at source or be limited as much as it is reasonably practicable. In the choice of measures, particular attention shall be given to the following :
1) Alternative working methods which minimising noise pollution.
2) The choice of suitable equipment with the lowest possible level of noise in the field of work to be carried out.
3) The formulae and the layout of the offshore plant and workplaces on this.
4) Relevant information, instruction and training, so equipment is properly used and in a safe way, so that the noise burden is reduced as much as it is reasonably practicable.
5) Reduction of airborne noise, for example, by means of foreclosure, containment and abditions containing sound absorbing materials.
6) Reduction of structural noise, for example, by means of silencer or insulation.
7) Appropriation arrangements for the maintenance of the offshore plant, equipment, and jobs.
8) Limitation of the duration and level of noise pollution.
9) appropriate time-limit for adequate breaks.
§ 13. If the daily personal noise load or the maximum value of the immediate, C-weighted sound pressure may be expected to exceed the lower action values laid down in section 10 (4). 2 and 3, the operator ' s responsible company shall ensure that the employees, the safety organisation on the offshore plant and any other employers receive adequate information and proper instructions on the potential hearing damage due to noise load, in particular :
1) The nature of such risks.
2) The measures taken to eliminate the risk of hearing damage or reduce it as much as it is reasonably practicable and the circumstances in which these measures are applicable.
3) Duty to comply with preventive and protective measures.
4) Threshold values and shareholders are laid down in section 9 (3). Paragraph 10 (1) and 10 (1). 1-3.
5) The results of risk assessments and noise measurements carried out in accordance with sections 7 and 18, as well as an explanation of their importance and potential risks.
6) Proper use of hearing protection.
7) Why and how to find evidence of hearing injuries must be discovered and reported.
8) When the employee has the right to a medical examination and the purpose of work medical examinations in accordance with sections 14 and 16.
9) Safe working practices, which can limit the noise pollution as much as it is reasonably practicable.
Work medical examinations, etc.
§ 14. In cases where the daily personal noise load or the maximum value of the immediate, C-weighted sound pressure, notwithstanding the measures taken in accordance with section 12, exceed the upper action values laid down in section 10 (4). 1 and 3, the employer shall ensure that the employee has access to a work medical study, where, inter alia, the ability to monitor the auditor ' s ability.
Paragraph 2. The medical examination must be organised and carried out in order to prevent and combat working conditions of labour.
Paragraph 3. The investigation must be carried out by medical clinics or departments, including medical facilities, or by other similar experts.
Paragraph 4. The employer shall ensure that staff who are exposed to a daily personal noise load or a maximum value of the immediate, C-weighted sound pressure which exceeds the lower action values laid down in section 10 (4). 2 and 3 shall be granted access to preventive, auditing auditing, especially when the ratings and measurements shall be taken in accordance with section 7 (3). 1 and 2 indicate a health risk.
§ 15. Any expenditure on the medical examination after paragraph 14 shall be borne by the employer. The employer shall ensure that the study can take place without the loss of income for the staff and as much as possible during working hours.
§ 16. The one subject to work medical examinations, cf. Section 14, paragraph 14. 3, submit the results to the Energy Management Board and inform the employee of the findings of the results. This shall be notified to the staff in writing on request. The results must not be left to the employer.
Paragraph 2. The Energy Management Board shall inform the establishment where the results of the study study give rise to new measures, including updating of the risk assessment in accordance with section 7 (3). 1, ongoing health examination for staff and measures related to the planning and organisation of work.
§ 17. At the entrance to space and access to areas with a noise level, which is estimated to result in noise pollution that exceeds the upper action values laid down in section 10 (4). Paragraph 1 and 3 shall indicate the fact that a hearing is required in the space or region concerned. The areas in question and areas must also be restricted and restricted to them, where this is technically feasible and the risk of harmful noise pollution makes this right.
Paragraph 2. At the entrance to space and access to areas with a noise level, which is estimated to result in noise pollution during the upper action values laid down in section 10 (4). 1 and 3, but where the noise load is assessed to exceed the lower levels of action laid down in section 10 (4). The use of crop protection to be recommended must be used when the use of the hearing protection is recommended.
Paragraph 3. The employer shall ensure that the staff are given the necessary training and instruction in the meaning and use of the aforementioned signage.
Measurement of noise
§ 18. The methods and measuring equipment used must be adapted to the existing conditions, taking into account, in particular, the noise to be measured, the duration of the load, the specifiers and the characteristics of the measuring equipment.
Paragraph 2. The methods and measuring equipment must make it possible to determine the size of the sizes defined in section 2 (2). 1-5, and determine whether the values set out in section 9 (4). Paragraph 10 (1) and 10 (1). One-three, over.
Paragraph 3. The measurements must be carried out by experts, including undertakings, institutions, etc., which are recognised in a Member State of the European Union or an EEA country. In addition, following an agreement with the Energy Management Board, measurements may be made by the company responsible for business itself.
Paragraph 4. Assessment and measurement of noise shall be carried out by applying an objective measurement method in accordance with ISO 1999:1990 or by a corresponding recognised standard.
§ 19. For the purpose of projection of new fixed offshore installations or by design of changes to existing fixed and mobile off-site installations, the risk assessment shall be required to assess the safety and health management of offshore installations and so on. the location and choice of jamming equipment, etc., and by silencing measures, that the noise level of the plant is as low as is reasonably practicable. The function and use of working rooms, accommodation spaces and etageages must be carried out by means of adequate soundproofing materials with a view to avoiding disturbances from adjacent spaces. In this context, noise preaching must be carried out, comprising calculations of the expected level of noise in the affected areas of the installation.
Involsion of the staff and documentation
20. The operator responsible for the operation must ensure that the safety organization on the off-shore installation is included in the decision on matters covered by the notice, in particular :
1) The possibility of personal hearing protection, as mentioned in section 5.
2) The assessment of risks referred to in section 7 and indication of the measures to be taken.
3) The measures referred to in section 12 are designed to remove or limit noise load.
4) The assessments and noise measurements referred to in sections 7 and 18.
Paragraph 2. In cases where no safety organisation has been established, the operator shall ensure that the employees are involved in the decision on matters covered by paragraph 1. 1.
Paragraph 3. The documentation for the measurements and predictions carried out pursuant to section 7, cf. Section 18, section 19, with a clear indication of positions, noise levels, noise sources and recommendations relating to possible noise reduction measures, shall be found in the risk assessment documentation, cf. notice on the management of safety and health at offshore installations, etc., which shall be accessible to the security organisation and the other servants at the off-shore.
Pensation, punishment and entry into force
§ 21. The Management Board may, where special conditions are available, dispensers from the notice, where appropriate and suitably and in terms of health and safety, as well as to the extent that it is compatible with Directive 2003 /10/EC of 6. February 2003 on the minimum safety and health requirements for the exposure of workers to risks arising from physical agents (noise) (17. Specific Directive in accordance with Article 16 (1). 1, in Directive 89 /391/EEC).
§ 22. Unless higher penalties are inflited on off-shore security law or other legislation, the penalty shall be penalized for the violation of sections 3 to 7, section 8 (4). 1, sections 9-15, section 16 (4). 1, or § § 17-20.
Paragraph 2. For the infringement of the provisions of paragraph 1. 1 may be charged with an employer ' s liability in the framework of the section 71 of the Offshore Security Act, even if the infringement cannot be attribucible to the employer as deliberate or negligent. It is a condition of the liability that the infringement may be attributed to one or more to the company connected to the company or the company as such. Such executor liability shall not be subject to the conversion penalty.
Paragraph 3. Companies can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) punishable by the rules of the penal code 5. Chapter.
-23. The announcement shall enter into force on 1. June 2008.
1) The announcement contains provisions which implement parts of Directive 2003 /10/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6. February 2003 on the minimum safety and health requirements for the exposure of workers to risks arising from physical agents (noise) (17. Specific Directive in accordance with Article 16 (1). 1, in Directive 89 /391/EEC), (EU Official Journal of 2003). In 042, page 38), as amended by Directive 2007 /30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20. June 2007, (EU Official Journal) No L165, page 21).