Workplace Noise regulations are governed by NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (WHS Regulation). As well as requirements for general risk and workplace management there are specific regulations relating to noise (Workplace Noise Regulations).
A Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) at a workplace must manage risks to health and safety relating to hearing loss associated with noise. This includes ensuring that workers are not exposure to levels greater than the exposure standard [Clause 57].
The Workplace Noise Regulation requires exposure levels to be less than LAeq, 8hr of 85 dB(A) and LC,peak of 140 dB(C). These compliance noise levels require being determined in accordance with AS/NZS 1269.1:2005 Occupational noise management – Measurements and assessment of noise immission and exposure.
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