One of the most important ways to protect employees from excessive workplace noise is to regularly measure noise levels throughout the work place. Learn how to perform routine noise measurements and protect your employees from long-term health effects.
After identifying and measuring a high decibel noise problem, it is important to immediately take steps to protect the health and safety of the affected employees. Here are the main ways to control and reduce exposure to noise throughout your facility.
Many workplaces require machinery and equipment to perform the necessary job functions. Naturally, equipment can produce loud and concussive noise that overtime can cause serious damage to employees. How can you tell whether your workplace noise levels pose serious threat? Fortunately, there’s a few signs that can point out a potential issue.
An estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers’ compensation claims for hearing loss disability. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), reports that about 22 million people are exposed to hazardous and potentially hazardous noise levels at work.
No matter the industry, professional settings often have both public and private spaces. Business lobbies and school hallways typically experience the most traffic, resulting in the most noise. What exactly can be done in order to ensure the right levels of noise within spaces that require the minimum?
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In a document about community noise, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that proven adverse effects of noise on a community or population include hearing impairment, interference with speech communication, disturbance of rest and sleep, psychophysiological, mental-health and performance effects, effects on residential behavior.
Noise enclosures are one of the best ways to combat the bothersome noise associated with industrial machinery. Untreated, the surrounding area becomes dangerous to work due to the excessive noise.