Section 14-10. Requirements for hearing protection

The employer shall make hearing protection available to employees where noise levels exceed LEX,8h = 80 dB or are experienced as a nuisance.
If the action values cannot be complied with by technical or administrative means and the employees can be exposed to noise equal to or exceeding the upper action values, the employer shall ensure that the employees use appropriate hearing protection that provides adequate protection.
The type of hearing protection shall be chosen in consultation with the employees in order to reduce the risk and strain associated with its use to a minimum.