Occupational Hygiene - Indoor Noise Assessments
Occupational Hygiene is a science devoted to evaluating and controlling as well as anticipating and recognizing potential health hazards to your workers. As such, Occupational Hygiene evaluations work to help workers avoid impairment of health, especially pertaining to noise and hearing loss or significant discomfort.
How is Indoor Noise Assessment a part of occupational hygiene
The objectives of an Indoor Noise Assessment monitoring survey is to collect representative samples from the facility. That is, sampling of the working human environment from a noise exposure perspective (sound levels). Secondly, representative of the human workplace conditions, as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Survey for Potential Noise Exposures Monitoring program. Thirdly, to evaluate the analytical results of Indoor Noise Assessment against regulated limits (and /or guidelines).
Guidelines to Meet
Noise or sound levels or guideline for most working regions (facilities) are defined to minimize impact on workers.
The Dangers of Exposure
Exposure to excessively loud noise levels can cause noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing loss impacts the lives of thousands of workers and their families each year.
What the law says
How occupational hygiene can help your business
Businesses benefit from identifying and controlling health hazards in the workplace through Assessment of occupational health hazards and control of associated risks.
Indoor Noise Assessments help to identify health hazard areas in the workplace, can assist in demonstrate compliance with the law and minimize work stoppages, can help develop plans and protective equipment to minimize exposure, as well as help mitigate Ministry of Labour fines or orders.
It is well known that healthy workers require fewer days off to cope with illness. As well Healthy workers are generally more productive while at work,