S-2.1, r. 13 - Regulation respecting occupational health and safety

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130. This Division sets noise exposure limits, means for evaluating the daily noise exposure level and peak sound pressure level in an establishment, and the standards applicable.
The provisions of this Division are intended to eliminate or reduce noise at source or, at a minimum, to reduce workers’ exposure to noise.
They also specify the reasonable means that an employer must implement to eliminate or reduce noise at source, comply with the noise exposure limits, and reduce workers’ exposure to noise. They specify the workplace situations in which the wearing of hearing protectors is necessary.
For the purposes of this Division, workplace situation means a trade or a representative function of a worker or group of workers that includes all the tasks and activities of the worker or group of workers, and takes into account the workplace.
O.C. 885-2001, s. 130; O.C. 781-2021, s. 2.
130. Operations and organization: Any establishment the operation of which is likely to emit noise at the auditory level of workers shall be operated in accordance with section 136 so that the noise measured at any work station does not exceed the standards prescribed in sections 131 to 135 for any time period indicated therein.
An establishment shall be designed, constructed or equipped so that the standards and requirements prescribed in the first paragraph are complied with and so that the ceilings, walls, floors, corridors, stairwells, or freight or passenger elevator hoistways of the establishment do not emit noise toward any building or facility adjacent to the establishment.
O.C. 885-2001, s. 130.