[ARCHIVED] Noise control: A step-by-step approach

Using a step-by-step approach to control noise in the workplace.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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PDF, 481.59 kB

Document length

4 pages


This document is no longer current and is available on the website for historic purposes only.

What it contains

Controlling noise levels in the workplaces can prevent workers from being exposed to sounds exceeding noise exposure standards. This document advises how to control noise using the following steps:

  • identify the source of noise
  • rank noise sources, including levels, duration and number of employees exposed
  • identify potential noise control options
  • trial potential control options
  • review employee exposure after introducing controls

At the end of the document, there is also a worksheet providing potential control options.