[ARCHIVED] Noise control: Circular saws

How to control noise when using circular saws.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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PDF, 1.01 MB

Document length

5 pages


This document is no longer current and is available on the website for historic purposes only.

What it contains

Circular saws can exceed noise exposure standards, even when idling, making them dangerous for workers. This document advises how workplaces can manage noise. This includes:

  • following a hierarchy of control measures
  • finding alternatives to using saws, such as buying pre-cut and pre-fabricated materials
  • substituting noisy saws for quieter ones
  • engineering controls, such as acoustic enclosures, to reduce noise
  • maintaining saws to reduce noise