Occupational Noise

Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a significant compensatable industrial health matter in Australia which results in substantial economic costs. Exposure to excessive noise also entails largely unrecognised costs to organisations due to increased employee turnover and absenteeism, lowered performance and potential accidents. In addition to the economic cost for employers, NIHL imposes a burden on health and social services, and the Australian economy as a whole.

The national standard for exposure to noise in the occupational environment is an eight-hour equivalent continuous A-weighted sound pressure level of LAeq,8hour, 85dBA.
For peak noise, the national standard is a C-weighted peak sound pressure level of LC,peak 140dBC.

Acoustics Consultants Australia can assist with occupational noise assessments for a variety of industries.

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Environmental Noise & Vibration Projects

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30Mtpa Coal Mine, Galilee Basin, QLD

ACA staff undertook the environmental noise and vibration assessment for a proposed open cut coal mine, that would produce 30 million tonnes of thermal coal for the export market annually for 30 years.

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Windfarm South Otaga, NZ

ACA staff were heavily involved with the success of an application to develop a 9 turbine Wind Farm in a rural location in South Otago, NZ.

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