[ARCHIVED] Noise control: Hearing protection

How to select, use and fit hearing protectors in the workplace.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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File type and size

PDF, 366.2 kB

Document length

4 pages


This document is no longer current and is available on the website for historic purposes only.

What it contains

Workplaces should use hearing protectors as a last resort to reduce workers’ exposure to noise exceeding exposure levels. This document explains:

  • why hearing protectors are the least effective way to reduce noise exposure
  • how to select the most appropriate hearing protectors
  • when to use multiple hearing protectors
  • how to train workers to understand how, and when, to wear hearing protectors