Workplace Noise Monitoring
As a business owner, it’s vital to ensure the safety of your employees. If you’ve ever thought your workplace is a bit too loud, chances are you’re probably right. Allow GMS to evaluate the noise level of your work environment.
The Importance Of Noise Monitoring
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that more than 22 million workers in the United States are exposed to hazardous noise each year, causing thousands of workers to suffer from hearing loss that could have been prevented. Hazardous noise levels within the workplace are not only a concern for hearing loss but also contribute to other causes of physical and mental stress, ultimately lowering employee productivity.
Know Your Workplace Noise Levels
Noise could be a problem within your workplace if you:
- Have to shout to be heard by a coworker an arm's length away.
- Hear a ringing or humming in your ears when you leave work for the day.
- Experience temporary hearing loss.
According to OSHA standards, employers must implement a hearing conservation program when noise exposure is at or above 85 decibels averaged over eight working hours, or an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA). To comply with these rules set by OSHA, several sound-measuring instruments are available to measure noise levels in your workplace. These instruments include sound level meters, noise dosimeters, and octave band analyzers.
Ensure The Safety Of Your Employees Today!
Without a healthy and efficient workforce, keeping your business operations running smoothly is challenging. Your employees are your biggest asset. Providing them with the resources and tools to thrive goes hand and hand with keeping them safe.
GMS safety experts conduct onsite consulting, job site inspections, accident and injury investigations, and so much more. If clients feel their workplace is too loud, they can request that GMS safety experts come onsite and evaluate the situation using sound monitor equipment.