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Int’l Noise Awareness Day
April 25 marks International Noise Awareness Day
Read two of the Altered Lives Project stories about hearing loss from work-related causes:
Did you know?
In Ontario, the maximum permitted exposure levels for 8 hours is 85 dB(A). Provincial regulations can be found in the Occupational Health and Safety Act [R.S.O. 1990, c.1] and Noise (O. Reg. 381/15). The noise protection requirement extends to all Ontario workplaces including: construction projects; health care facilities; schools; farming operations; fire services; police services; and amusement parks.
If you have questions or concerns about the noise levels in your workplace, speak to:
- your Health & Safety Rep/Committee at work,
- your Union Rep, or;
- the UFCW Locals 175 & 633 Health & Safety Department at 1-800-267-1977.
For more information, visit the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers page on Noise Awareness.