Why Do A Noise Survey?
Measuring noise levels and workers' noise exposures is the most important part of a workplace hearing conservation and noise control program. It helps identify work locations where there are noise problems, employees who may be affected, and where additional noise measurements need to be made.
The first step is to determine whether or not noise is a potential problem in your workplace. A walk-through survey helps in making this decision. The indicators of potentially hazardous noise level include:
- Noise is louder than busy city traffic.
- People have to raise their voice to talk to someone at one metre (3 feet) away.
- At the end of work shift people have to increase the volume of their radio or TV to a level too loud for others.
- After working for a few years at that workplace, employees find it difficult to communicate in a crowd or party situation where there are other sounds or many voices.
The principal reasons for doing an occupational noise survey are:
- To identify which workers are exposed to noise harmful to their hearing
- To provide information to determine corrective actions, which may include a hearing conservation program & noise control
DAXX Safety Group will inventory and administer and manage your Noise Conservation Program.