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.
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:
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.
Installations can be found in hospitals in:
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