Noise Testing – Dosimetry

/Noise Testing – Dosimetry
Noise Testing – Dosimetry 2017-08-15T22:16:11-05:00

Noise Dosimetry is the appropriate method of determining a workers noise exposure levels, and determining the employers compliance with the OSHA Noise Standard (29 CFR 1910.95).

P.A.C.E. Field Services, Inc. offers noise survey services in the greater Evansville, IN area.

A small noise meter is worn by the employee for a work shift. This noise dosimeter takes a sound measurement – usually at 1/2 to 1 second interval’s and accumulates the data over the work shift. The results are then compared to the OSHA Exposure Limits. As part of our on-site noise surveys, we can provide a “noise map” to identify areas that may exceed the 85 dB-A Hearing Conservation Action Level or the 90 dB-A Compliance Level. As per OSHA requirements, we identify at-risk job categories and provide personal noise surveys to determine employee noise exposure as these employees move about their work area. This is crucial since noise levels vary between areas.

The OSHA Noise Standard requires any facility where worker noise exposure equals or exceeds 85 dB-A to implement a Hearing Conservation Program. Where noise levels equal or exceed 90&BA, hearing protection is mandatory, as are noise reduction efforts. In this age of personal electronic devices, hearing loss is becoming increasingly prevalent. Unless employers engage in proactive noise assessments, noise control, and Hearing Conservation Programs, employees may be able to turn hearing loss from personal habits into an occupational issue, with legal and financial ramifications for employers.

If you are in Evansville, Newburgh, Mt. Vernon, Jasper, Vincennes, Princeton, Petersburg, or other surrounding cities give us a call. We also service Henderson, Owensboro, Morganfield, and Madisonville, in Kentucky, and all areas in between.