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Noise Exposure Calculator: This table calculates the 8 hour equivalent sound exposure leve

per the equation in O.Reg 565/06. To use this table, enter the measured noise level (in db(A))
the amount of time and press ENTER.

Noise Level

Exposure Time

(in dB(A))

(hrs)

(min)

83

30

Time Weighted Average Calculator: This table calculates the 8 hr equivalent sound exposu
level for different noise levels and for specified lengths of exposure time. To use this chart, en
the amount of time spent performing each activity and the corresponding noise level.
Exposure Time
(hrs)
(min)
Activity 1
Activity 2
Activity 3
Activity 4
Activity 5
Activity 6
Activity 7

1
3
2
2

45
10
30
35

Noise Level
(dBA)

Dose
(%)

87
90
83
80
73

14.9%
46.1%
27.6%
7.9%
2.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%

Activity 8
Activity 9
Activity 10
Activity 11
Total
Time

Equivalent Noise
Exposure Level

Total
Dose

10.00

84.9

98.5%

Allowed Exposure Time Calculator: This table calculates the amount of time it takes to reac
either an equivalent 8-hr exposure or Lex,8 of 85 dB(A) (in yellow) or Lex,8 of 80 dB(A) (in green)
Enter the noise level and press ENTER and the result is provided both in hours and in minutes

DO NOT USE FOR NOISE LEVELS ABOVE 112 dB(A)

Noise Level
(dBA)

Time
(in hrs)

Time
(in mins)

90

2.52
0.79

151.19
47.62

Noise Exposure Levels: The following chart estimates roughtly the amount of time it takes to
reach either an equivalent 8-hr exposure (Lex,8) of 85 dB(A) or an Lex,8 of 80 dB(A).

Sound Level
(in db(A))

Duration
(85 dBA Lex,8)

Duration
(80 dBA Lex,8)

(hrs/24 hr day)

(hrs/24 hr day)

80.25

24

81.5

18

82.0

16

83.25

12

84.0

10

85.0

86.25

88.0

89.25

91.0

40 min

92.25

30 min

94.0

20 min

97.0

30 min

10 min

100.0

15 min

5 min

101.8

10 min

3 min

104.8

5 min

1 min

111.8

1 min

20 sec

114.8

30 sec

10 sec

Over 115

No exposure?

No exposure?

The calculations performed in this spreadsheet are based on the following equation taken from
565/06 found at: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/DBLaws/Regs/English/900851_e.htm

where,
Lex,8istheequivalentsoundexposurelevelin8hours,

isthesumofthevaluesintheenclosedexpressionforallactivitiesfromi=1to
iisadiscreteactivityofaworkerexposedtoasoundlevel,
tiisthedurationinhoursofi,
SPLiisthesoundlevelofiindBA,
nisthetotalnumberofdiscreteactivitiesintheworkerstotalworkday

Questions or comments regarding this calculator should be forwarded to John Oudyk at 1-800-263-2129

equivalent sound exposure level as


e measured noise level (in db(A)) and

8 hr Equivalent
Exposure Level (Lex,8)
(in dB(A))

82.1
Lex,8
<80 dB(A)
80-85 dB(A)
85+ dB(A)

minimal risk of noise induced hearing loss


some risk of noise induced hearing loss
significant risk of noise induced hearing loss

he 8 hr equivalent sound exposure


osure time. To use this chart, enter
responding noise level.
Dose
(%)

14.9%
46.1%
27.6%
7.9%
2.0%
0.0%
0.0%

0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
Total
Dose

98.5%

e amount of time it takes to reach


ow) or Lex,8 of 80 dB(A) (in green).
ded both in hours and in minutes.

Time
(in mins)

151.19
47.62

to not exceed Lex,8 of 85 dB(A)


to not exceed Lex,8 of 80 dB(A)

htly the amount of time it takes to


r an Lex,8 of 80 dB(A).

Lex,8
80 dB(A)

little risk of noise induced hearing loss

85 dB(A)

some risk of noise induced hearing loss

ollowing equation taken from


ws/Regs/English/900851_e.htm

ionforallactivitiesfromi=1toi=n,
oundlevel,

workerstotalworkday

ded to John Oudyk at 1-800-263-2129

O.Reg