Noise exposure level is affected by a number of factors including the sound level of exposure in decibels (dB), the duration of exposure to noise, the combination of sound levels if the employee moves between different work-related tasks, and the number of sources by which the noise is produced.

Simply put: The louder the noise level is for a work-related task, the shorter the duration is for which an employee may conduct the task.

Hearing protection devices, ear plugs or ear muffs, are available to employees whose work-related tasks require such use.

Please contact us if you would like the noise level of a work area to be measured.


Hearing Conservation Program Manual

OSHA Information

OSHA Standard 1910.95