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How do I monitor worker noise exposure while social distancing?

How do I monitor noise exposure while social distancing?

Noise surveying from a distance

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA. requires a hearing conservation program for noise exposure at or above 85 decibels. Depending on your industry, you may also need to meet ANSI, DoD, DOT, and ACGIH standards, as well as State standards and guidance that may apply to your operation.

Noise dosimeters measure noise levels within work zones to determine if noise protection is needed. Industrial Hygienists and Safety Professionals regularly survey the noise dosimeters to ensure that noise exposure has not reached damaging levels and exceeded guidelines.

It is common for safety professionals to check and record a worker’s noise exposure data multiple times during a noise study. Many noise dosimeters require in-person readings to track noise exposure throughout a worker’s shift. This can require a closer proximity TSI / Quest Edge 4P+ Personal Noise Dosimeterbetween the person monitoring the instrument and the worker than is optimal (or allowed) during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Conduct a noise study from a safe distance

Using Bluetooth® technology and a unique mobile app, Quest™ Edge 4+ Noise Dosimeter enables safety professionals to monitor worker noise exposure from a distance, in real-time. The shoulder-mounted Edge 4+ is equipped with two independent dosimeters that can simultaneously measure against separate industry standards.

Learn more about TSI / Quest Edge 4+ Personal Noise Dosimeters

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