A Designated Substance Report (DSR) is a requirement when renovating or demolishing a building. The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act requires a list of all designated substances to be provided to any contractors bidding on construction projects involving existing buildings. This list allows contractors to take any necessary steps to control exposure of workers and members of the public to the designated substances identified to be present on the project site. Locations and concentrations of designated substances are also included in the report.
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DEFINITION OF A NOISE SURVEY A noise survey takes noise measurements throughout an entire plant or section to identify noisy areas. Noise surveys provide very useful information which enables us to identify: Areas where employees are likely to be exposed to harmful levels of noise and personal dosimetry may be needed. Machines and equipment which generate harmful levels of noise. Employees who might be exposed to unacceptable noise levels. Noise control options to reduce noise exposure. Variability in noise levels during different operating conditions Impact on noise level from modifications or changes in operations Noise survey is conducted in areas where noise exposure is likely to be hazardous. Noise level…