Noise emission declarations for machinery
This Standard is intended for manufacturers and purchasers of machinery that is sold in, imported to, or exported from Canada. It is also intended for regulators, acoustical professionals, and other interested parties.
This Standard is intended to provide
guidance on the steps required to provide and verify noise emission declarations for machinery and equipment intended for the workplace;
guidance in the use of noise emission declarations to purchase quieter machinery and plan noise control;
requirements consistent with the European Union directives pertaining to machinery (EC 00, EC 06, EC 10, EC 13) and the supporting international and European standards, prepared by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN);
information that could also be applicable to the use of similar US national standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI); and
additional requirements reflecting Canadian concerns with respect to noise measurements, employee exposure, and engineering noise control.
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.