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Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work: Code of practice

Effective in Tasmania on and from 5 Dec 2018

The code of practice for Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work:

  • provides practical guidance on how to manage health and safety risks associated with noise; and how to achieve the standards required under the work health and safety laws
  • applies to all workplaces where noise is a hazard
  • explains noise and its effect on health and safety
  • explains the risk management process for noise, including noise assessment reports, personal protective equipment, audiometric testing
  • covers other causes of hearting loss in the workplace including vibration and ototoxic substances
  • covers the role of designers, manufacturers, importers and others
  • includes a checklist, ready reckoner, and sample noise assessment report
  • provides examples of engineering control methods, including damping, exhausts, motors and more.
Updated: 11th December 2019