The following documents provide general data on how loud classes of equipment ought to be. If you are unable to find the equipment noise emission data you need in the online noise databases, consult these resources.
- EU Updated Machinery Directive : updated version with reduced maximum permissible sound power levels of outdoor equipment. The original (full) Directive document as well as the amendment and consolidated text are published on the European Commission website.
Emission Level Requirements
- State of California emission requirements for construction equipment
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts “Big Dig” Construction Noise Control : requirements and noise control methods for construction equipment
- New York City Noise Code and associated rules
Immission Level Guidelines and Requirements
- State of Oregon community noise requirements for industrial and vehicular traffic noise sources (Department of Environmental Quality)
- US EPA general guidelines on noise exposure (1974)
- World Health Organization general guidelines on noise exposure (2007)
Measurement of Occupational Noise Exposure
ANSI S12.19-1996 (R2006) American National Standard Measurement of Occupational Noise Exposure presents methods that can be used to measure a person’s noise exposure received in a work place and is available from the ASA Standards store.
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