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Workplace Noise Surveys, Testing and Evaluations

Simply stated, noise is unwanted sound. It is well documented that as sound levels increase so does hearing loss as well as other undesirable health effects. Additionally, noise can interfere with communication which can result in accidents (particularly around moving equipment), reduced productivity, and increased error rates.

Noise Exposure Evaluation and Control are conducted to assess:

  • Worker Exposure / Overexposure to Noise
  • Need for Hearing Conservation Programs
    • Hearing (Audiometric) Testing
    • Engineering Controls
    • Hearing Protection Devices
    • Administrative Controls
  • Community Noise Levels
  • Workers' Compensation Noise Litigation Support
  • Speech Interference
  • Effectiveness of Control Approaches
  • OSHA and Community Noise Compliance

What can be done to diminish or eliminate these undesirable effects caused by noise?

Employee Noise Compliance

A typical approach to assess employee exposures and the related complaints may include:

  • Sound level measurements, both instantaneous and integrated
  • Noise dosimetry on employees
  • Octave band analysis
  • Evaluation of variables
  • Sound level mapping
  • Data analysis, including noise levels and audiometric
  • Recommendations for controls to reduce or eliminate exposure
  • Hearing Conservation Program development, review and revision recommendations.

1Source Safety and Health can also provide consulting to assess potential noise exposure prior to the installation of new equipment. This will allow for the development and implementation of engineering controls to reduce sound emissions and transmission before equipment installation.

Community Noise Compliance

The professionals at 1Source Safety and Health have the experience and expertise to quantitate noise emissions from facilities that have significant noise generating sources such as cooling towers, vehicle traffic, ventilation and dust collectors, grinding equipment etc...

These noise sources become more of a concern to communities between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am and when the noise impacts sensitive receptor sites such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, residential areas, parks etc.

Need more information, or a proposal? Please click on Information Request, or contact Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP, Vice President Safety Management and Ergonomics at 610.524.5525, Ext. 24 or email.