Quiet Down! Is Noise a Challenge in Your Workplace or Hospital?

In any setting where routine exposure to loud noise can have a negative impact, having tools to constantly measure sound levels, display readings and alert occupants that noise levels are exceeding a designated value can make the difference between healthy and hazardous.

Workplace Safety:

For workers exposed to loud music or loud mechanical noise, a monitoring device like an Extech Sound Level Alert can be configured to alert them when sound levels exceed occupational safety and health standards.

Site-specific policies for noise protection or abatement can then be enacted by employees or managers.

Workplace applications include:

  • Concert venues
  • Manufacturing
  • Nightclubs
  • Restaurants with live music
  • Sports facilities
  • Schools and libraries


Hospital Quality of Patient Care:

One of the most consistently documented negative factors reported by patients in hospitals is noise pollution. Research indicates noise acts as a stressor and may actually hamper recovery and healing, leading to extended hospital stays, added healthcare expenses and increased loads on healthcare providers.

Noise can come from visiting families, hospital staff working nearby, beeping biomedical equipment, or even a nurses’ station.

By installing devices that alert individuals that noise levels are exceeding designated limits, they can work to restore quiet--and healing.

Installations can be found in hospitals in:

  • Acute care
  • Emergency room
  • ICU & NICU
  • Maternity
  • Nurses’ stations
  • Oncology
  • Patient rooms
  • Pediatrics


Does Your Hospital Practice “Shhh” or “Hush” programs?

  • Shhh: Silent Hospitals Help Healing
  • Hush: Help Us Support Healing

Read more on monitoring noise levels in hospitals.

About the Extech Sound Level Alert SL130G

Enforce Noise Regulations with Visible Alerts:  Use this table-top/wall-mounted Sound Level Alert to monitor noise levels and enforce compliance in a range of settings. 

This monitor with bright visual alert and oversized LCD is used for employee protection in loud workplaces such as factories or nightclubs; for preserving quality of care in hospital settings; and for routine compliance testing.

Along with a very large numerical decibel readout with oversized “OVER” indicator, the Sound Level Alert uses four high-intensity jumbo LEDs that flash green or red when levels are exceeded.

Learn more: http://www.extech.com/sl130g


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Comment by Andre Rebelo on December 18, 2012 at 2:18pm

Great Signage!!!

Comment by John Symonds on December 18, 2012 at 12:50pm

Burn Technology also sell add on warning lights that connect directly to the Extech SL130, with graphics that are suitable for industrial & public locations.

These warning signs have an adjustable timer built in, for more information click HERE


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