Establishing if your workplace is 85 dB or more can be tricky. Different locations of you workplace can have different noise levels or perhaps your workplace isn't always 'noisy'.
Our noise exposure assessments include:
Knowing how loud your workplace is and identifying worker's noise exposure is a key step in your noise conservation program
If you are unsure if your workplace is loud enough to require noise measurement, read through the following questions. If you can answer yes to any of them then sound mapping and noise dosimetry may be the next step in your hearing conservation program.
Having a noise measure report is an effective tool for assessing the adequacy of worker's hearing protection.
"What needs to be done to protect workers depends on the level and type of noise at the workplace. Measuring sound levels identifies noise sources and those workers most likely to be exposed to noise exceeding the OELs (occupational exposure limits)."
-Worksafe Alberta 2009