What are some common construction industry noise hazards?

Construction workers and laborers are exposed to a variety of continuous and intermittent noise exposures on the work site.

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100+ dB: Immediate Noise Hazard - Protection Required:

  • Pneumatic chip hammer
  • Jackhammer
  • Concrete joint cutter
  • Chainsaw
  • Impact wrench
  • Pile driver
  • Bulldozer (no cab)
  • Sandblasting
  • Compressed air blower
  • Paver

 

90-99 dB: Significant Noise Hazard - Protection Required

  • Portable power tools (router, circular saw, drill, sander)
  • Table saw / Planer
  • Tamper
  • Crane
  • Hammer
  • Earthmover
  • Front-end loader
  • Metal shear

85-89 dB: Protection Recommended

  • Welding machine
  • Heavy equipment (in cab)
  • Backhoe
  • Concrete mixer
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Compiled from data available from National Institutes of Occupational Safety & Health, Center to Protect Workers' Rights, and Laborer's Health & Safety Fund of North America