On behalf of UBC Safety & Risk Services and Forestry JOHSC

A new “Noise Awareness” course has been released by UBC SRS. This course is recommended for all supervisors and workers that are at risk of hazardous noise exposure. In British Columbia, the allowable noise limit is 85 dBA, over an eight-hour period, and 140 dBC peak sound. As a general guideline, if you are within 1 meter of another person and need to shout to be heard then the noise level may be high and this course is for you.

The Noise Awareness course can be accessed through WPL and more information on noise hazards is available through the SRS Website or by contacting the SRS Occupational Hygiene Advisor