Noise Level Survey

Noise level surveys are conducted using a sound level meter (SLM). Noise levels are measured throughout a workplace and recorded on a floor plan or in a report table. Noise levels above 85 decibels (dBA) require further investigation. In Ontario, it is mandatory to wear hearing protection when employee daily noise exposure is 85 dBA or more. If it turns out that your company has a noise problem, then a hearing conservation program is recommended to protect your employees’ hearing.

Any time a process changes, it is advisable to resurvey the noise to see how it affects your employees.

It is recommended that a company do a “Baseline” noise level survey if one has not been done in the past. In instances where noise levels exceed 85 dBA, it is further recommended to do a noise exposure survey.

If you need a noise level survey, contact us to discuss your needs or for more information about our services.