External Resources

US

US Info: 

GENERAL INDUSTRY

Occupational Safety & Health Administration [OSHA] - Noise & Hearing Loss Prevention http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/noisehearingconservation/ 

OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure – 29 CFR 1910.95 http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=standards&p_id=9735 


 

CONSTRUCTION

OSHA Construction Noise Exposure – 26 CFR 1926.52

Occupational Noise Exposure: http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10625

Hearing Protection: http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10664


 

MILITARY

Department of Defense – Hearing Conservation Program http://www.js.pentagon.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/605512p.pdf 


 

MINING

Mine Safety & Health Administration – 30 CFR Part 62 Occupational Noise Exposure http://www.msha.gov/30CFR/62.0.htm 


 

RAILROADS

Federal Railroad Administration – 49 CFR 227/229 Occupational Noise Exposure for Railroad Operating Employees  http://www.fra.dot.gov/downloads/counsel/nprm/Occupational_Noise_Rule.pdf


 

RESEARCH

National institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - Hearing Loss Prevention Program http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/


 

ORGANIZATIONS

National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) http://www.hearingconservation.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) http://www.asha.org

Council for the Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) http://www.caohc.org

Dangerous Decibels http://www.dangerousdecibels.org

It's a Noisy Planet (NIDCD) http://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov

Acoustical Society of America (ASA) http://acousticalsociety.org

Australia

Australia: 

Australia - National Occupational Health & Safety Commission [NOHSC]: Noise
http://www.ascc.gov.au/ascc/HealthSafety/HazardsSafetyIssues/NoiseHearing/Noiseandhearing.htm

Australia/New South Wales - WorkCover NSW: Noise Management and Protection of Hearing at Work
http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/Publications/LawAndPolicy/CodesofPractice/Noise+FAQs.htm

Australia/Northern Territory - WorkSafe NT: Occupational Noise Management
http://www.worksafe.nt.gov.au/corporate/publications/pub0007.pdf

Australia/Queensland - Workplace Health & Safety: Noise
http://www.dir.qld.gov.au/workplace/subjects/noise/index.htm

Australia/South Australia - SafeWork SA: Noise in the Workplace
http://www.safework.sa.gov.au/show_page.jsp?id=3976

Australia/Tasmania - WorkCover Tasmania: Safety in the Workplace, Noise
http://www.workcover.tas.gov.au/workcoverpublish/resource/noise.htm

Australia/Victoria - WorkSafe Victoria: Noise
http://www.workcover.vic.gov.au/vwa/home.nsf/pages/so_noise_home

Australia/Western Australia - WorkSafe: Noise and Vibration
http://www.worksafe.wa.gov.au/newsite/worksafe/content/topics/noise/noisindx0001.html

Canada

Canada: 

NATIONAL

Human Resources and Labor Development Canada – Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/86-304)
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/SOR-86-304/

CSA Standards

http://ohsviewaccess.csa.ca/

 

PROVINCIAL

Workers Compensation Board of Alberta – Occupational Healthy& Safety Code 2006 [Part 16]
http://employment.alberta.ca/SFW/307.html 

WorkSafe BC –OHS Regulation / Part 7 Noise, Vibration, Radiation and Temperature
http://www2.worksafebc.com/publications/OHSRegulation/Part7.asp

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Division – Hearing Conservation and Noise Control
http://safemanitoba.com/uploads/regulations/part12.pdf

New Brunswick Workplace Health Safety and Compensation Commission – Occupational Health & Safety Act (O.C. 91-1035)
http://www.gnb.ca/0062/regs/91-191.htm

Newfoundland Workplace Health Safety and Compensation Commission – Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 1165/96
http://assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/regulations/rc961165.htm

Northwest Territories Canada Government – General Safety Regulations
http://assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/regulations/rc961165.htm

Nova Scotia Labour and Workforce Development – Personal Protective Equipment: A guide to Part 3 of the Occupational Safety General Regulations
http://www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/healthandsafety/docs/osgr_personalprotect.pdf

Ontario Ministry of Labour – Occupational Health & Safety Act / Ontario Regulation 565/06
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2006/elaws_src_regs_R06565_e.htm

Prince Edward Island Occupational Health and Safety Agency – Occupational Health & Safety Regulation / Part 8
http://www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/wcb_ohs_regs.pdf

Quebec Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST)
http://www.csst.qc.ca/portail/fr/index.htm

Saskatchawan Department of Labour – Noise in the Workplace
http://www.labour.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=a1a171c9-9667-4979-927a-413cb6f6e02d

Yukon Territories Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board – Occupational Health Regulation
http://www.wcb.yk.ca/Media/documents/Occupational_Health_Regs.pdf

EU

EU: 

EUROPEAN UNION

Directive 2003/10/EC http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2003:042:0038:0044:EN:PDF

European Agency for Safety & Health at Work http://europe.osha.eu.int/

European Agency for Safety & Health at Work - Noise at Work http://osha.europa.eu/en/good_practice/topics/noise/ 


 

FRANCE

AGI-SON http://www.agi-son.org/

Centre d'Information et de Documentation sur le Bruit http://www.bruit.fr

La Journée Nationale de l'Audition (JNA) http://www.auditions-infos.org


 

ITALY 

Istituto Nazionale Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro (INAIL) http://www.inail.it

L'Istituto Superiore per la Prevenzione e la Sicurezza del Lavoro (ISPESL) http://www.ispesl.it


 

POLAND

Eko-Ton http://www.eko-ton.pl/

Halas Wortale http://www.halas.wortale.net/

Instytut Medycyny Pracy i Zdrowia Środowiskowego http://www.imp.sosnowiec.pl/index.html 

Kultura Bezpieczeństwa http://www.kulturabezpieczenstwa.pl

Slyszymy http://www.slyszymy.pl/


 

SWEDEN

Swedish Work Environment Authority http://www.av.se/


 

UNITED KINGDOM

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) - Noise at Work http://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/index.htm

New Zealand

New Zealand: 

New Zealand - Department of Labor: Hearing Protectors, Selection and Use Of
http://www.osh.dol.govt.nz/order/catalogue/733.shtml

South Africa

South Africa: 

Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 / Environmental Regulations for Workplaces, 1987, 7. Noise and hearing conservation
http://www.acts.co.za/OHS/er_7_noise_and_hearing_conservation.htm