Re: Hearing Loss sites etc


Subject: Re: Hearing Loss sites etc
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Thu May 19 2005 - 16:03:15 EDT


Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (*)

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/noise_measurement.html

(a) Criterion Level: exposure limit for 8 hours per day five days per
week. Criterion level is 90 dB(A) for many jurisdictions, 85 dB(A)
for some and 87 dB(A) for Canadian federal jurisdictions.

Best

Kevin

(*) The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
is a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario,
which serves to support the vision of eliminating all Canadian
work-related illnesses and injuries.

Established in 1978, CCOHS is a federal departmental corporation
reporting to the Parliament of Canada through the federal Minister of
Labor. The Center is governed by a Council representing three key
stakeholder groups: government (federal, provincial and territorial),
employers, and workers - a structure that mandates the CCOHS¹
impartial approach to information dissemination.

At 3:47 PM -0400 5/19/05, andre_mc@alcor.concordia.ca wrote:
>What does Canadian law say about noise levels in
>> concert situations
>
> Greg,
>
>Canadian Law say very little about noise pollution and less about
>common practice with regard to specific instances, such as concerts.
>It is mainly left up to individual communities/cities to pass by
>laws regulating noise. Most have to do with airplanes, and
>construction sites. Most are hard to find and give little in the way
>of guidelines that are truely enforcable.
>
>Check out
>
>http://www.nonoise.org/news/reg.htm for a comprehensive (not
>updated) of (mostly american) legal reactions to noise pollution.
>Also of interest is the global commons movement that might give you
>some more answers but noise is not as regulated as one might think.
>Canada's DoJ has no information though I suppose it is probably
>buried in sub commitees dealing with work place safety and such.
>Couldn't find it anyway!
>
>drew



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