Just like other worksite hazards and health risks such as spills, chemical exposure, falls, heat and radiation exposure, and physical strain, it is necessary to address noise exposure risks for employee safety and legal responsibility. This is what can be done to reduce noise hazards on a worksite.Read more →
How loud is too loud? A jackhammer outside your window at 8 o’clock in the morning is too loud, especially if you’re a shift worker trying to go to sleep. Someone unwrapping a piece of candy eight rows behind you at the movies? Also too loud.
Workplace safety regulation comprises the mitigation a large range of hazards, none less than environmental noise (or "occupational noise").
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Amid the explosive growth of construction work in Los Angeles, authorities are scrupulously enforcing environmental health and safety regulations to ensure as smooth a completion of works as possible. One problem in particular that they’re keeping a close eye on that stands to worsen: construction noise.
Any construction that takes place in an already-developed area runs the risk of causing issues for surrounding residents and businesses. The noise produced by power tools, diggers, generators, pneumatic devices, and other machinery can produce constant noise reading 90 dB or higher, often resulting in displeasure from neighbors, with subsequent noise complaints.