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What is noise?

Noise in an occupational setting is regarded as unwanted or damaging sound.

The level of noise in a workplace is a problem when it has the potential to damage employees’ hearing.

Victoria’s noise exposure standard is a level of 85 decibels (A-weighted) 'averaged' over an eight-hour period, and a peak level of 140 decibels (c-weighted).

The standard relates to noise measured at the employee's ear.