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