The impact of noise on employees is an ever-present challenge. Noise related hearing loss impacts 28-32% of the Australian workforce – especially in the industrial sector. Once a person suffers from hearing loss from damage to the tiny hairs in the ear, the impairment is permanent and irreversible. In fact, over time the condition only worsens.
In many instances minimising noise impacts with PPE is effective; however, the best solution is to install engineered controls.
What engineered noise controls are available?
Engineered controls include:
In most instances eliminating the noisy equipment is not practical or a cost-effective solution. Therefore, isolating equipment and engineering controls often offer the best results.
Options for isolating industrial noise
Flexshield provides a range of products that can be used to isolate the noise emitted from noisy equipment. Installing these products will reduce the risk of your employees suffering from hearing loss.
Flexshield’s noise control products include:
Find out how to protect your employees from hearing loss
Flexshield’s expert team can offer you advice on the best-engineered noise controls for your particular industrial facility.
For more information on protecting your employees from hearing damage, get in touch with the Flexshield team on 1300 799 969 or contact us online.