Each mandate is different and the audiologist will take the time to determine with you your specific needs associated with the required measurements. Recommendations will be provided later to make the environment safer and/or more suitable.
With dosimetry, we measure an employee's daily noise exposure dose. Thus, we have the possibility of evaluating over a period, directly at the ear of the employee, the dose of noise received.
Sonometry is a punctual measurement of noise for a short period of time. This evaluation with these 2 instruments makes it possible to issue recommendations; change behaviors in the workplace, insulate machinery, reduce noise at the source, and more.
Did you know that a change to the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety with respect to noise in industries comes into force on June 16, 2023! The new government decree 781 will impose a regulatory exposure to noise in the province of Quebec at 85dB now for a work period of 8 hours.
Every 5 years, the employer will have to assess each work situation that exceeds the exposure limit values in order to determine reasonable ways to eliminate or reduce noise at the source in order to reduce workers' exposure to noise. As a result of these measures, a comprehensive report is produced including recommendations on how to make the company even safer for employees.
Too high and frequent noise levels can impair language development. Children may experience difficulties if the acoustics of their daycare environment are not optimal.
Our team will offer you acoustic recommendations following an on-site visit and measurement readings. We can recommend ways / strategies to reduce ambient noise.