Do You Value Your Hearing?
The performance of the hearing protector (its attenuation level) must be adapted to the risk assessment of the workplace. It should bring the noise level to a level that is not harmful to health, while avoiding over-protection which would cut the operator from his environment (warnings, communication, etc).
How To Protect Yourself
4 Steps to Choosing the Appropriate Hearing Protection
- Identify the nature of the noise: stable, fluctuating, intermittent or pulse.
- Measure the noise at the working station: intensity (dB) and volume (Hz).
- Determine the exposure time.
- Calculate the required reduction to return to a background level acceptable (see Directive 2003/10 / EC).