Noise surveys are performed in accordance with OSHA 1910.95 or Community Noise Standards. Quest dosimeters are placed on employees or at “fence lines” to monitor and record noise levels. We will also provide sound level “spot-checks” of equipment or processes to assure whether or not employee monitoring is necessary, or to assess if engineering controls to lower noise levels are needed.
Occupational Noise Exposure
Worker exposure to noise is regulated by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95. The regulations start with identifying who, if anyone, is exposed to an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels, A-weighted, or higher. Depending on the results of noise exposure monitoring, Criterion’s consultants can take you through the remainder of the regulations in the right direction – cost effectively – to compliance.
Most Communities have adopted noise standards. Criterion’s noise experts can address noise complaints with “fence line” measurements and assistance with mitigation.
Our reports are comprehensive and include measurement data that are traceable to NIST standards, conclusions and recommendations.