Noise is a factor with great influence on the workers health, comfort and well-being. The occupational noise exposure in the textile industry is a current issue, therefore it was decided to characterize it in a Portuguese weaving company. Through the occupational noise evaluation, it was verified a high noise exposure, that exceeded the maximum legal limits, exposing the worker to a harmful occupational environment to his health. In order to help protecting the workers it was also conducted a study with the individual protection equipment to verify which one was best fitted to the current situation.
Keywords: Occupational Noise, Personal Protection Equipment, Weaving.