Westlake & Associates Consulting
Maximum worker exposure to hazardous noise is governed by section 139 of the Industrial Regulations, under the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act. In addition to regulatory compliance, lower noise improves worker morale, lowers stress levels, and may reduce the need for personal protective equipment (such as muffs and inserts). State of the art instruments are used, to provide information on primary frequencies as well as deciBel levels; this information helps to determine the feasibility of noise reduction techniques, as well as for selecting the most appropriate hearing protection equipment. In offices, noise reduction or sound masking can improve privacy in enclosed rooms, as well as providing a more productive work environment in open concept areas.