Sound Level Assessment
Sound level assessments evaluate employees’ exposure to damaging noise. This exposure data can then be used to:
- produce a “noise map” of the workplace;
- identify those areas in which the noise levels can or should be reduced; and
- determine the areas in which hearing protection must be offered to the employees and those areas where hearing protection is mandatory.
Noise exposure levels in the workplace are measured with personal dosimeters to determine time weighted average exposure levels for noise-exposed workers. Policies regarding the Hearing Conservation Program are based on these average exposure levels.
We also use sound level meters to measure ambient noise levels generated by specific machinery and work procedures. These measurements indicate where the highest levels of noise are generated, and provide good starting points when considering engineering controls to lower noise levels.
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