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Document ID (ISN)61874
CIS number 94-690
ISBN(s) 0-644-32190-3
Year 1993
Convention or series no. NOHSC: 1007 (1993) NOHSC: 2009 (1993)
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (Worksafe Australia)
Title Occupational noise: National Standard and National Code of Practice
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, Sep. 1993. viii, 47p. 35 ref.
Abstract This national standard specifies that the standard for maximum exposure to noise in the occupational environment is an 8h equivalent sound pressure level of 85dB(A); the peak noise level is 140dB(lin). The accompanying code of practice for noise management and protection of hearing at work provides practical guidance on how this standard can be achieved. Contents: scope and definitions; general principles and responsibilities; noise control planning; engineering and administrative noise control measures; personal hearing protectors; training and education; noise assessments; audiometric testing.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; Australia; hearing conservation; health engineering; noise control; noise
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; noise level; hazard evaluation; noise level measurement; replaced; safety by design; standard; responsibilities; supply of information; information of personnel; audiometric tests; directive
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Occupational health services