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Exposure Limits to Noise

Last Updated: August 2019

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The following are the references to the provincial and federal legislation where you would find the occupational exposure limits for the different jurisdictions in Canada. Since legislation interpretation and enforcement varies by jurisdiction, contact your jurisdiction as listed in Canadian Governmental Occupational Health & Safety Departments (http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/information/govt.html).

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OSH Answers

Noise - Auditory Effects

Noise - Basic Information

Noise - Measurement of Workplace Noise

Noise - Non-Auditory Effects

Noise - Occupational Exposure Limits for Extended Workshifts

Noise - Occupational Exposure Limits in Canada

Canada

As made under the Canada Labour Code Part II, R.S.C. 1985, c.L-2,

Canada Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/86-304

Part VII, Levels of Sound

Aviation Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/2011- 87

Part 2, Levels of Sound

Maritime Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/2010-120

Part 12, Prevention of Noise and Vibration

Oil and Gas Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/87-612

Part VIII, Levels of Sound

On Board Trains Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, SOR/87-184

Part IV, Levels of Sound

Alberta

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.A. 2017, c. O‑2.1,

Occupational Health and Safety Code, 2009

Part 16, Noise Exposure

See also:

Code of Practice of Firefighters

Part 16 - Noise Exposure

Noise in the Workplace, November 2009

British Columbia

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, B.C. Reg. 296/97,

Part 7, Noise, Vibration, Radiation and Temperature

Part 16, Mobile Equipment

Section 16.54, Personal protective equipment

See also:

Noise by Worksafe BC

WorkSafe BC OHS Guidelines G7.7(1)(c) Hearing protection

G7.8-1 Annual hearing tests

G7.8-2 Authorized hearing testers

G7.8-3 Hearing test results

G7.8-4 Construction industry

G7.9 Test records

Division 2 - Vibration Exposure

Manitoba

As made under the Workplace Safety and Health Act, R.S.M. 1987, c. W210,

Workplace Safety and Health Regulation, Man. Reg. 217/2006

Part 12, Hearing Conservation and Noise Control

Off-road Vehicles Act, C.C.S.M. c. O31

Part II, Minimum Safety Equipment Requirements

Section 24, Mufflers

See also:

Hearing Conservation and Noise Control (SAFEWork Manitoba)

New Brunswick

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, A.N.B. 1983, c. O-0.2,

General Regulation, N.B. Reg. 91-191

Part V, Noise and Vibration

As made under the Pipeline Act, 2005,

Pipeline Regulation, N.B. Reg. 2006-2

Section 10, Station design and equipment

Newfoundland and Labrador

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. O-3,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2012, N.L.R. 5/12

Part III, General Duties

Section 68, Noise hazards

Part VII, Personal Protective Equipment

Section 71, Selection, use and maintenance

Northwest Territories

As made under the Safety Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. S-1,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, R-039-2015

Part 8, Noise Control And Hearing Conservation

As made under the Mine Health and Safety Act, S.N.W.T, 1994, c. 25:

Mine Health and Safety Regulations, R-125-95

Part IX, Working Environment and Industrial Hygiene

Section 9.19, Exposure Levels

Section 9.20, Measurements of Noise Levels

Sections 9.22 - 9.25, Hearing Protection

Section 9.26, Audiometric Testing

Schedule 5, Noise Exposure

Nova Scotia

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.N.S. 1996, c. 7,

Occupational Health Regulations, N.S. Reg. 44/99

Section 58, Safety equipment and precautions

Workplace Health and Safety Regulation, N.S. Reg. 52/2013

Part 2, Occupational Health

Nunavut

As made under the Safety Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. S-1,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, R-003-2016

Part 8, Noise Control And Hearing Conservation

As made under the Mine Health and Safety Act, S.N.W.T, 1994, c. 25,

Mine Health and Safety Regulations, R-125-95

Part IX, Working Environment and Industrial Hygiene

Section 9.19, Exposure Levels

Section 9.20, Measurements of Noise Levels

Sections 9.22 - 9.25, Hearing Protection

Section 9.26, Audiometric Testing

Schedule 5, Noise Exposure

Ontario

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1,

Noise, O. Reg. 381/15

See also:

Safety Guidelines for the Live Performance Industry in Ontario

Prince Edward Island

As made under Occupational Health and Safety Act, S.P.E.I. 2004, c. 42,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, E.C. 180/87

Part 8, Noise

Quebec

Act respecting occupational health and safety, R.S.Q., c. S-2.1

Part XII, Regulations

Section 223

Regulation respecting occupational health and safety, O.C. 885-2001

Division XV, Noise

Safety Code for the Construction Industry, R.R.Q. 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6

Division II, General Provisions

Section 2.10.7.1, Continuous noise

Section 2.10.7.2, Continuous noises at different levels

Section 2.10.7.3, Impact noises

Section 2.10.7.4, Impact noises of different levels

Section 2.10.7.5, Corrective measures

Section 2.10.7.6, Hearing protectors

Section 2.10.7.7, Posting of notices

Section 2.10.7.8, Measuring devices

Section 2.10.7.9, Measurement Methods

Environment Quality Act, R.S.Q., c. Q-2

Division X, Noise

Section 94, Noise

Section 95, Regulations

Regulation respecting hot mix asphalt plants, R.R.Q., c. Q-2, r.25

Section 10, Noise

Section 11, Method

Schedule A, Octave Band Analysis

Schedule B, Method for Noise Measurement

Regulation respecting pits and quarries, Q-2, Q.C. 236-2019

Chapter VI Contaminant Release Standards and Control Measures

Division I Noise, Sections 24 - 25

Division IV Vibrations, Sections 30 - 32

See also:

Chapter XI Transitional

See also: Regulation respecting pits and quarries (REPEALED) CQLR c. Q-2, r. 7

Section 12, Exceptions for noise

Section 13, Method

Schedule D, Method for Noise Measurement

Schedule E, Octave Band Analysis -- Method

Saskatchewan

As made under the Saskatchewan Employment Act, S.S. 2013, c. S-15.1,

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, R.R.S. c. O-1.1, r.1

Part VIII, Noise Control and Hearing Conservation

Yukon Territories

As made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.Y. 2002, c. 159,

Occupational Health Regulation, O.I.C. 1986/164,

Section 4 - 6, Noise Control

Noise Prevention Act, R.S.Y. 2002, c. 15

Standards

CSA Z94.2-14, Hearing protection devices - Performance, selection, case, and use

CSA Z94.2-1965, Hearing Protectors

CSA Z94.2-1974, Hearing Protectors

CSA Z94.2-M1984, Hearing Protectors

CSA Z94.2-94, Hearing Protectors

CSA Z94.2-02 (R2011), Hearing Protection Devices - Performance, Selection, Care, and Use

CSA Z107.1-1973, Specification for Sound Level Meters

CSA Z107.2-1973, Methods for the Measurement of Sound Pressure Levels

CSA Z107.56-13 (R2018), Measurement of noise exposure

CSA Z107.58-15, Noise emission declarations for machinery

CSA Z107.58-02 (R2012), Noise emission declarations for machinery

CSA Z107.5-1975, Octave, Half-Octave, and Third-Octave Band Filter Sets

CSA Z107.56-06 (R2011), Procedures for the measurement of occupational noise exposure

CSA Z107.56-94 (R2004), Procedures for the Measurement of Occupational Noise Exposure

CSA Z107.56-M86, Procedures for the Measurement of Occupational Noise Exposure