Regulation - LGIC

Consultation on Industrial Noise Requirements

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
Summary of Decision:
Updates have been made to Regulations 851 and 855. The changes to the industrial noise requirements will come into effect on July 1, 2007. They are expected to strengthen worker safety by:
- Reducing Ontario's noise exposure limit from 90 dBA to 85 dBA, and
- Introducing it as a time-weighted average exposure limit, which gives a more accurate assessment of the amount of noise a worker is exposed to over an eight hour period
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
November 8, 2005
Summary of Proposal:
Consultation on proposal to update noise requirements in the industrial regulation under OHSA
Contact Address:
Regulation 851 Occupational Noise Project
Ministry of Labour
Workplace Insurance, Health and Safety Policy Branch
12th Floor, 400 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M7A 1T7

Effective Date:
July 1, 2007