With the release of the NIOSH Sound Level Meter mobile application, noise levels may become a hot topic at your facility. Increased awareness around noise levels and hearing protection is an important aspect to any EHS program.
Although there are numerous noise monitoring apps already available, NIOSH recognized the need to develop an app more focused on occupational exposure to noise levels. Millions of workers have occupational exposure to hazardous noise levels, and hearing loss of course has long term effects on workers’ personal lives. This app not only reports noise levels in occupational settings, but it also provides basic information on hearing prevention loss and noise.
Even if you are not going to use the NIOSH Sound Level Meter, take the opportunity to evaluate the potential hazardous noise levels at your facility. Document your review and findings, and be sure to keep an eye on noise levels as your facility operations evolve.