P.E.I. cracks down on workplace noise

Legislation to protect workers’ hearing
By
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/18/2008

New legislation will force P.E.I. employers to do more to protect workers from hearing loss due to noisy work environments.

The “Noise in the Workplace” rules will cover everything from hearing protection and noise warnings to mandatory hearing tests.

Employers in loud workplaces will have to take official noise readings, post warnings in noise hazardous areas and provide annual hearing tests on-site to every worker.