A Review of Occupational Noise in New Zealand

Lindsay Hannah , Wyatt Page , Stuart McLaren

New Zealand Acoustics, 29(1), pp.4- 26 . (2016).

A technical reivew of occupational noise in New Zealand. This paper started life as an adaptation of the occupational noise chapter from the Massey University course notes for the 300-level paper ‘214.316 Bio-Physical Effects of Noise and Vibration’. But with the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 due to come into force 4 April 2016, it was decided to produce a heavily condensed version of the chapter that integrates the new legislation and then follow it up with a discussion paper on where occupational noise regulations and practice in New Zealand should go.