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NOISE AREAS DETERMINED
ACCORDING TO OSHA GUIDELINES
When there is reason to believe that any employee's noise exposure may equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels, the employer shall develop and implement a monitoring program. Continuous noise samples are taken using calibrated equipment and employees have the right to inspect any and all measurements. The employer shall notify each employee exposed at or above an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels of the results of the monitoring.
There are basically two ways to monitor noise levels in the work place: Using a sound pressure level (SPL) meter or a noise dosimeter.