Noise Reduction Ideas Bank

  • You must reduce noise exposure if your employees are exposed to an average noise level of 90 decibels or more over eight hours (WAC 296-817).
  • The best way to control noise is at the source.
  • This Ideas Bank contains engineering controls to help reduce noise at the source.

The Noise Reduction Ideas Bank is:


>A searchable collection of ideas that may help you reduce worker exposure to high level noise sources

>A helpful tool for finding ways to reduce noise from equipment in your workplace. Workers and employers should work together to determine ways to reduce noise levels.

>A place where you can send in noise reduction ideas, so that other workplaces can benefit from them.

Enter the Noise Reduction  Ideas Bank           Submit an Idea to the Noise Reduction Ideas Bank

DISCLAIMER: L&I staff have reviewed the ideas found in the Noise Reduction Ideas Bank to make sure they are consistent with the general practice of hearing loss prevention. Ideas are included at the sole discretion of the department. However, L&I does not endorse any commercial products found on this site or guarantee that the ideas on this site will eliminate noise hazards identified in Washington State's Hearing Loss Prevention (Noise) rule. Employers and employees should work together to make certain the ideas they implement in their workplace meet the rule's requirements.

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