According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), four million people in the U.S. work in environments that expose them to damaging noise each day. Ten million people in the U.S. have noise-related hearing loss. In all, nearly twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise each year.
For many employees, noise is a byproduct of the work they do. However, preventing hearing damage or loss is as simple as using readily available earplugs or earmuffs. If you’re not sure if your workplace is safe from damaging noise, it is easy to measure using sound level meters. PMC sells and rents a variety of sound level meters. Contact us to learn more.