Noise is a common by-product of many commercial and industrial processes. While it may seem like a minor inconvenience, prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can lead to hearing loss and other harmful effects on health. In fact, the hearing loss brought on by noise can be either temporary or permanent. To protect workers from these harmful effects, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established regulations for noise exposure in the workplace.
Under OSHA’s hearing conservation amendment, which became effective in 1983, all employees exposed to noise on an eight-hour, time-weighted average (TWA), in excess of 85 decibels measured on an A-weighted scale, are required to participate in hearing conservation programs (29 CFR 1910.95, Occupational Noise Exposure Standard). This means that employers must take steps to monitor noise levels in the workplace and provide workers with the necessary protective equipment and training to prevent hearing loss.
At our company, we specialize in providing accurate noise surveys for industrial and commercial facilities. Our team of experts will conduct a thorough noise survey at your facility and make the necessary recommendations for noise control and measurement to improve worker safety. Our services include:
Noise Dosimetry/Personnel Noise Surveys: We use state-of-the-art equipment to measure noise levels and determine the amount of noise exposure that workers are experiencing over an eight-hour workday. This information is used to develop a hearing conservation program that is tailored to the specific needs of your facility.
Baseline Noise Surveys: We conduct baseline noise surveys to establish a starting point for noise exposure levels in your facility. This information is used to monitor changes in noise levels over time, and to identify areas where noise control measures may be needed.
If you’re looking for a professional industrial hygiene service consultant, our skilled professionals can help you out. We understand the importance of protecting workers from the harmful effects of noise exposure, and we have the expertise and equipment to provide you with the accurate noise monitoring services you need. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you improve worker safety in your facility.