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Noise Measurement Solutions in the Workplace Made Easy


With mechanised technology entering the modern workplace increasingly over time, protecting our auditory senses and investigating effective noise measurement is becoming extremely important.


Our sense of hearing is a precious gift, allowing us to connect with the world around us. However, prolonged exposure to excessive loud noises can have a detrimental impact on our long-term hearing health. In workplaces with loud machinery or constant activity, noise becomes an occupational hazard that requires monitoring, management and mitigation strategies.


The Damaging Effects of Excessive Noise Without Noise Measurement

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Exposure to loud noises can damage the extremely delicate workings within the inner ear, responsible for converting sound waves into signals for the brain. Over time, this damage can lead to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), a permanent condition characterised by a decreased ability to hear, particularly at higher frequencies.


NIHL can significantly impact an individual’s life, hindering communication, social interactions and even work performance. Early detection of hearing loss is crucial, but prevention is always the best solution. This is why regular noise measurement in the workplace is essential for workplaces across many industries.


The Importance of Workplace Noise Monitoring


Regular management of noise levels in the workplace allows companies and employers alike to:


  • Identify noise hazards: By understanding noise levels across different areas and activities, employers can pinpoint specific areas that exceed safe exposure limits.


  • Comply with regulations: Many countries, including South Africa, have established occupational safety noise exposure regulations that specify acceptable noise levels and require regular monitoring.


  • Implement hearing conservation programmes: This measurement data guides the development and implementation of effective hearing conservation programmes, including the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) like earplugs or earmuffs for employees working in high-noise areas.


  • Protect employee hearing: Consistent monitoring ensures employees are not exposed to noise levels that could lead to hearing damage.


IOH Solutions: Making Noise Measurement Easy


At IOH Solutions, we understand the importance of workplace noise monitoring and offer a range of solutions to make the process straightforward and efficient. These are a few ways in which we can assist:


  • Noise measurement equipment: We provide access to cutting-edge technology in the area of sound level meters, calibrated to meet industry standards that ensure consistently accurate sound measurement.


  • Expert support: Our team of qualified professionals can guide you through the entire process, from selecting the appropriate equipment to interpreting the data and making informed decisions.


  • Comprehensive noise surveys: We offer comprehensive noise surveys that analyse noise levels across your workplace, in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 and in accordance with SANS 10083: “The measurement and Assessment of Occupational Noise for Hearing Conservation Purposes.” Furthermore, we identify hotspots and provide detailed reports with recommendations for noise reduction strategies.


Bring the Decibels Down: Consult with IOH Solutions


Partnering with our team of experts here at IOH Solutions for your noise measurement needs means that you can be assured of creating a safer and healthier work environment for your employees. Moreover, regular noise monitoring will demonstrate your commitment to your workers’ wellbeing and help to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace, which is a permanent and debilitating condition.


Taking a proactive approach to noise management not only protects your employees’ hearing but also reduces the risk of workmen’s compensation or legal liabilities associated with noise exposure violations. Contact us today and let us help you make noise measurement easy and ensure a quieter, healthier workplace for everyone.