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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Noise control program

Noise is a major occupational hazard and must be controlled in the workplace. Short-term exposure to excessive levels of noise can result in temporary hearing loss, ringing or buzzing in the ears, or sudden hearing damage caused by a short burst of extremely loud noise. The long term effect of chronic exposures to noise is permanent hearing loss.

The Noise Control Program applies to all employees who work in noise hazard areas or who have the potential to develop noise-induced hearing loss as a result of their occupation. Nuisance noise, which may be irritating or annoying to some people, but which is not loud enough to be associated with noise-induced hearing loss, does not fall under this program.

Noise Control Program Manual