Noise control: Fan and ventilation noise

How to control fans and ventilation noise in the workplace.
Last updated

Jun 2017

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PDF, 699.91 kB

Document length

4 pages

What it contains

Fans and ventilation systems can exceed noise exposure standards, making them dangerous for workers. This document advises how workplaces can manage noise by:

  • following a hierarchy of control measures
  • lowering noise levels by reducing air turbulence and mechanical vibration
  • using quieter fans and reducing their speed
  • improving ductwork to improve air flow and reduce vibrations