Noise Dosimetry Testing
Used to acquire true employee noise exposures. Same procedure OSHA would use to determine employee noise exposures.
This testing procedure will pin point the areas that require implementation of a Hearing Protection Policy including whether or not employees are REQUIRED to wear hearing protection. OSTS will test a representative sample of employees / job descriptions and generate a report determining which employees / job descriptions are experiencing 90 dbA or above in the area for which they work. This testing follows the requirement CCR Title 8 § 1521 and § 5096.
Note: Employees exposed to an excess of 90dbA averaged over an eight-hour period must participate in your Hearing Protection Policy requirements.
- Testing must be done during peak production / anticipated highest noise exposures.
- A representative sampling of the work environment is highly recommended to acquire the most accurate findings.
NOISE LEVEL METER READING
Used to get estimated, in-the-moment, samples of noise levels.
A consultant will use a certified instrument to measure the noise level within a certain area or department. This measurement will give a precise reading of the level of noise in that area or department during a particular moment in time. These readings can be useful to aid in determining those areas that may warrant noise dosimetry testing.