Stay Safe with Noise Monitoring

Health and safety are a big concern for employers and employees alike, and BDN can survey your workplace’s standards through noise monitoring, checking chemical exposure, and locating regulated materials within your facilities. With the development of the Federal Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1970 and corresponding state programs, employers were given the statutory responsibility to provide their employees with a workplace free of recognized hazards. BDN can help you establish a safe workplace by establishing a proactive monitoring program.

BDN can assist employers by conducting monitoring to establish that employees are not exposed to environmental stresses above established permissible exposure limits (PELs). Periodic monitoring may be necessary to show that changes in the workplace have not increased employee exposures. BDN provides citation remediation as well as third party verification/documentation for employee complaints.

Using approved air sampling methods and laboratories accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), our Industrial Hygienists can monitor for toxic gases, dusts, fumes, mists and vapors.

Whenever noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour TWA of 85 decibels, or a daily noise dose of 50% of the PEL of 90 dBA, OSHA’s Noise Standard requires employers to develop and maintain an effective hearing conservation program.

BDN can monitor potentially affected employees using noise dosimeters and sound level meters to determine 8-hour TWA noise exposures. We can also measure peak impact, impulse noise and octave band analysis.

Monitoring results are analyzed to determine the proper level of hearing protection that may be warranted.

BDN can conduct general health and safety audits and aid in the development and implementation of the following written safety and health programs as required by OSHA.

Written Respiratory Protection Programs (29 CFR 1910.134)

  • Assist in the selection of respirators
  • Provide qualitative fit test services
  • Conduct employee respiratory protection training

Written Hazard Communications Programs (29 CFR 1910.1200)

  • Classify material safety data sheets
  • Conduct employee right-to-know training
  • Review, update or provide written program