Employees in noisy workplaces are at risk of permanent damage to their hearing. For a noisy workplace, establishing a Hearing Conservation Program is imperative to protecting both employee health and employer liability.
Where to start? Sometimes, determining the appropriate type of protection for each employee can be tricky, because individual employees may have varying levels of exposure to different sounds throughout the day. The best way to determine the volume, frequency and length of noise exposure to each employee—or employee function—is through a noise dosimetry survey or noise dosimetry testing.