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Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Something stoopid at the EU: A proposed workplace regulation would limit the noise level to 83 decibels. If the noise level rises above that point, hearing protection, earplugs or a similar device, would be required. The problem? This applies to ALL workplaces, even symphony orchestras.


"It will stop us playing any loud music whatsoever, affecting almost of all of the pieces played by orchestras."

She said that if the directive was followed to the letter it could have a "devastating impact" on the music industry.

"We recognise that at certain times there is a risk of hearing damage to musicians. That is irrefutable.

"But we are working to try and remedy this in ways that are practical for the musicians."

Alison Wright Reid, an occupational health and safety specialist, said: "This will make classics unplayable.

"Musicians simply would not be allowed to play them all, including the EU's anthem, the finale of Beethoven's Ninth."


And you thought that some government regulations in the U.S. were dumb.

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