Excessive noise in the workplace presents a risk of hearing damage and other health problems such as hypertension, ischemic heart disease, annoyance and sleep disturbance. Beyond these effects, elevated noise levels can create stress, increase workplace accident rates, and stimulate aggression and other anti-social behaviours. The University has guidelines on the management of noise and hearing conservation.
There may be times on campus during which noise levels increase, such as during periods of construction or musical performances. If there is any concern about ongoing noise levels on campus or around the University, staff, students and visitors are asked to complete a hazard report on SafetyNet.