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Construction: How loud is it? PDF (58 KB)
Provides information on the average construction noise levels.
Welders risk ear damage from hot slag
Hazard Alert Injury #07-09.
Hearing Loss Prevention in the Construction Industry (PDF 214 KB)
Information on setting up a hearing conservation program for the Construction industry.
Updated: October 2012
Construction Noise (PDF 316 KB)
This report examines the noise exposure of construction workers -- especially labourers, identifies the main noise sources to which workers are exposed to and discusses engineering controls capable of reducing the noise at source.
Sound Advice: A guide to hearing conservation programs (PDF 1 MB)
This guide explains what is required of a hearing conservation program and provides general information on implementing a hearing conservation program.
Hear for Good: Preventing noise exposure at work (PDF 280 KB)
This pamphlet explains noise-induced hearing loss, noise control, and hearing protection. It also covers different types of hearing protection and how to fit and care for hearing protection.
Updated: April 2011
Industrial audiometric testing businesses (PDF 79 KB)
List of facilities and audiometric technicians authorized by WorkSafeBC as meeting the minimum requirements for performing hearing tests under OH&S Regulation 7.8.
OSHA Technical Links: Occupational noise exposure
List of "technical links" to internal and external online resources.
Source: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
The Hearing Video
The Hearing Video demonstrates the proper use and maintenance of hearing protection, how to choose the right protection, and what a hearing test involves. This fun, information-packed video was produced to help employers fulfill regulation requirements to train workers about noise exposure.
Available from Publications, Videos and Forms Distribution.
Welders - Protect Your Ears!
Preventing ear damage in welders.
Go to the Hearing Loss Prevention pages on Safety at Work for additional information.