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Acoustical Standards

Canadian Standards Association Acoustical Standards

CAA Guide to Acoustic Standards

CAA is pleased to provide for free download the CAA Guide to Acoustic Standards. This document gives a brief summary of acoustical standards from many different standards organizations, in Canada and internationally, which the Standards Committee believes will be of especial interest and use to Canadian acousticians and others. It should provide sufficient information to allow users to decide whether a standard would be useful to them, and includes comments from a Canadian perspective plus links where many can be downloaded. Use of the standard is at the user’s risk as explained in Section 1.2 of the Guide.


  • Occupational Hearing Conservation
    • CSA Z107.6:2016 Audiometric Testing For Use In Hearing Loss Prevention Programs Conservation
    • Z107.56-13 Procedures for the Measurement of Occupational Noise Exposure
    • CSA Z107.58:2002 (R2014) Noise Emission Declarations for Machinery
  • Endorsed:
    • ISO 9613(1,2,3) Acoustics-Description and Measurement of Environmental Noise
  • Other CSA Standards with Acoustical Components:
    • Z412-M00 Office Ergonomics
    • Z94.2-02 Hearing Protection Devices – Performance, Selection, Care, and Use
    • M5131-2002 Acoustics – Tractors and Machinery for Agriculture and Forestry – Measurement of Noise at the Operator’s Position – Survey Method (Adopted ISO 5131:1996)
    • Z62.1-15 Chain Saws

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