Noise exposure within the workplace is recognized as an occupational health hazard and is regulated by occupational health and safety legislation and enforced by OSHA.  This legislation specifies a maximum safe exposure level and stipulates employer’s responsibilities.

The key responsibility of the employer is to identify areas within the workplace where high sound levels exist and provide employees with appropriate hearing protection for their specific working conditions.  Most employers investigate if it is feasible to implement engineered controls that keep noise levels acceptably low alleviating the burden of hearing protection.  Typically, companies utilize a third party possessing the knowledge and tools to effectively measure sound levels throughout a facility.  The consultant must also possess the expertise to identify key sources of unsafe noise levels so that practical and effective noise controls can be implemented.

Safe Workforce Development has invested in the technology and developed a process to efficiently perform your next noise study.  Our technicians will temporarily integrate into your facility to measure and evaluate worker exposure levels.  Where unsafe levels are identified, technicians will work with you to develop effective control strategies and a workable hearing conservation plan.