Providing comfort for work environment
Exposure to noisy work environment can reduce productivity and may lead to long term hearing loss. The minimum requirement is to ensure employees are not exposed to noise environment above the levels set in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
The control of OH&S acoustics can be achieved through the provision of engineering controls to plant and equipment, management strategies to limit noise exposure to employees, and provision and implementation of hearing protection.
Typical facilities that need to consider OH&S acoustic control include industrial and manufacturing plants, mining and construction sites.