Occupational Noise Monitoring
Antiquity can provide commercial & industrial monitoring services in the following areas:
- Occupational noise monitoring for WorkSafe BC compliance
- Workplace hearing conservation program
- Baseline Noise Survey
Workplace Noise Surveys
Our qualified professionals have many years experience conducting noise surveys. Our state of art dosimeters (brand new – Larson Davis Model 730 Spartan Noise Dosimeters) can measure occupational and ambient noise levels.
Workplace Noise Measurements:
Identifies significant sources of noise in the workplace and helps prioritize them for noise control measures.
Determines noise exposures of workers and identifies workers who require hearing protection, hearing testing, education, and training.
Determines workplace areas that should be posted as hazardous noise.
Employers in BC are responsible for knowing which workers are overexposed to noise. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation sets exposure limits for noise at 85 dBA (Lex) and a peak noise level of 140 dBC.
Occupational Noise Monitoring Limits
When workers are or may be exposed to noise above 82 dBA Lex employers must measure the noise exposure unless an exemption applies.
When noise exceeds regulated limits, employers must have an effective noise control and hearing loss prevention program. The regulated limit set by the WorkSafeBC for noise exposure in B.C. is 85 decibels (dBA) for an eight-hour period, or an equivalent noise exposure of one Pascal-squared hour (Pa2h).
The goal of a hearing loss prevention program is to reduce the noise exposure of workers to a safe level and prevent occupational hearing loss. By having a noise measurement taken at your place of business and work, you can make sure that the noise is within healthy limits for you and your employees.
Our noise surveys address; measured noise levels, recommendations for engineering controls, hearing protection, addresing and reducing noise hazards.