16 Worker Noise – OSHA Noise Testing

Measuring worker noise exposure is the most important part of a workplace hearing conservation and noise control program. It helps identify work locations where there are noise problems.  It identified who may be affected and where noise mitigation should be applied.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) noise exposure testing is conducted by putting a dosimeter on a worker during their entire work day.  The noise exposure is then computed.

Acoustical engineers (such as Noise Expert) look at how much time was spent at what noise levels to determine the best mitigation approach.  The acoustical consultants work with the facility to determine the most practical solutions.  Solutions may include: adding acoustical absorption to the room, installing partial barriers, enclosing equipment, and limiting time spent in certain areas.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if you would like our assistance with noise evaluations – for whatever phase your project is in. 480-332-9325, info@noiseexpert.com, www.noiseexpert.com

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