Occupational noise

Occupational noise induced hearing loss is a major compensable industrial disease and entails substantial economic and social costs. The National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) has recognised noise-induced hearing loss as a major occupational disease and developed a national standard and national code of practice. The national code of practice provides practical guidance on how the national standard can be achieved.

GHD conducts occupational noise assessments with consideration to the relevant statutory standards. Occupational noise can be assessed for the following:

  • Machinery noise in and around buildings
  • Vehicle operators e.g. truck cab, crane operator
  • Sound intensity measurements for complex noisy environments
  • Noise contour mapping of large areas e.g. coal wash plants, ore processing plants and aircraft hangars
  • Preliminary walk through noise surveys outlining occupational noise levels for nominated plant and equipment
  • Detailed noise measurement results for items identified as possessing excessively high noise levels with consideration to the relevant standards
  • Identification of the major noise sources
  • Recommendation of actions plans and suitable hearing protection and hearing protection signage
  • Recommendations of in-principle engineering noise controls, if necessary.
  • Furthermore, we have the added unique ability to offer noise mitigation design options for plant and equipment.

For a quote or more information, please contact Chris Gordon at Chris.Gordon@ghd.com

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