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Noise Measurement

 

Exposure assessment of employees working in noisy areas is necessary to ensure that harmful noise levels are not exceeded without proper countermeasures being taken. As a simple rule of thumb, if you need to raise your voice to carry on a conversation with someone, then it is likely that the noise level is around 85 dBA so a sound level meter or dosimeter should be used the determine the actual decibel level.

Permissible Noise Exposures

Hours per day

8

6

4

3

2

1.5

1

.5

.25 or less

Sound level in dBA

90

92

95

97

100

102

105

110

115

View the Noise Thermometer:

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