Hearing protection devices are used to control high-level noise hazards when other hazard control methods like engineering and administrative controls can not decrease the noise level. They may come in the form of earplugs or earmuffs.
In order to know that you are exposed to high-level noise hazards, then you should measure the noise level from the sources at your workplace. Each noise source has different nature. It could expose noise hazards in an impulsive, intermittent, or even continuous manner.[Continue reading…]