[ARCHIVED] Noise control: Grinders

How to control noise when using hand-held tools in the workplace.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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File type and size

PDF, 307 kB

Document length

3 pages


This document is no longer current and is available on the website for historic purposes only.

What it contains

Noises from hand-held tools, like grinders, pedestals and bench grinders, can exceed noise exposure standards, making them dangerous for workers. This document advises workplaces  how to manage noise by:

  • following a hierarchy of control measures
  • finding alternatives to using grinders, such as buying pre-cut or pre-fabricated materials
  • improving production processes to use quieter grinders