OSHA Seeks to Reduce Exposure Limits for Noise in Construction Standard

Monday, June 27, 2016

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working towards adopting a lower noise exposure limit.

Currently, the standard has accepted exposure limits for construction noise set at 90 A-weighted decibels over an eight-hour period. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends an 85 A-weighted decibel exposure limit.

OSHA will likely issue a request for information this fall to estimate the effectiveness of providing a more protective Noise in Construction standard.

Gilson recognizes the importance of protecting employees both in the field and in the lab and we’re constantly committed to providing noise-reducing solutions.