Noise Emission Declarations for Machinery
This Standard is intended for manufacturers and purchasers of machinery sold in, or exported from,
Canada. It is also intended for regulators, acoustical professionals, and other interested parties.
This Standard is intended to provide
a) guidance on the steps required to provide and verify noise emission declarations for machinery and equipment intended for the workplace;
b) guidance in the use of noise emission declarations to purchase quieter machinery and plan noise control;
c) requirements consistent with the EU Directives pertaining to machinery (EC 00, EC 99, EC 98) and
the supporting International and European Standards, prepared by the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN;
d) information that may also be applicable to the use of similar US National Standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI; and
e) additional requirements reflecting Canadian concerns with respect to noise measurements, employee exposure, and engineering noise control.