OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 16 Noise Exposure

Section 217 Noise control design

(1) An employer must ensure that the following are designed and constructed in such a way that the continuous noise levels generated are not more than 85 dBA or are as low as reasonably practicable:

(a) a new work site;

(b) significant physical alterations, renovations or repairs to an existing work site or work area;

(c) a work process is introduced to the work site or work area;

(d) significant equipment is introduced to the work site or work area.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to alterations, renovations or repairs begun or work processes or equipment introduced before April 30, 2004.