Hazards caused by machinery noise

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The Machinery Directive requires machine manufacturers to reduce noise to the lowest possible level and to include information in the instruction handbook for the user of the machine concerning the residual risk caused by noise. Standardization can support this directive requirement by standardizing technical measures for noise reduction and test methods for noise measurement. There are shortcomings, for example in the use of "guide values" in specific machinery safety standards to describe the state of the art with regard to noise reduction.

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