PART 2Levels of Sound (continued)
Limits of Exposure
2.4 No employee shall, in any 24-hour period, be exposed to
(a) an A-weighted sound pressure level set out in column 1 of the schedule to this Part for a duration of exposure exceeding the applicable duration set out in column 2; or
(b) a noise exposure level (Lex,8) that exceeds 87 dBA.
Reduction of Sound Exposure
2.5 If feasible, every employer shall, by engineering controls or other physical means other than hearing protectors, reduce an employee’s exposure to a sound level that does not exceed the limits referred to in section 2.4.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 356
Report to Minister
2.6 If it is not feasible for an employer, without providing hearing protectors to maintain an employee’s exposure to a sound level that does not exceed the limits referred to in section 2.4, the employer shall, without delay,
(a) make a report in writing to the Minister setting out the reasons why it is not feasible to do so; and
(b) provide a copy of the report to the work place committee or the health and safety representative.
- SOR/2014-148, s. 37
- SOR/2019-246, s. 357(E)
2.7 (1) If an employer is required to make a report in accordance with section 2.6, the employer shall, as soon as feasible, provide every employee who is exposed to the sound level referred to in section 2.4 with a hearing protector that
(a) is certified, by a certification body accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to grant the certification, as meeting the requirements set out in CSA Standard CAN/CSA–Z94.2-02 (R2007), Hearing Protection Devices — Performance, Selection, Care and Use; and
(b) prevents the exposure to the sound level referred to in section 2.4.
(2) If an employer provides a hearing protector to an employee under subsection (1), the employer shall, in consultation with the work place committee or the health and safety representative, formulate and implement a program to train the employee in the fitting, care and use of the hearing protector.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 358
2.8 If an employee may be exposed to an A-weighted sound pressure level that is likely to exceed the limits established by paragraph 2.4(a), the employer shall ensure that employees are warned, in writing and by signage on board the aircraft, of a potentially hazardous level of sound on board the aircraft.
- SOR/2019-246, s. 359(F)
- Date modified: