ANSI Hearing Loss Standard Receives Industry Support (3/8)
The standard is intended to help employers prevent occupational hearing loss among construction and demolition workers and applies to all construction and demolition workers with potential noise exposures (continuous, intermittent and impulse) of 85 decibels, A-weighted (dBA) and above. According to ASSE, the A-scale weighting discriminates against very low frequencies, as does the human ear, and is therefore more appropriate for determining worker exposure to noise.
ASSE serves as the secretariat for the A10 Accredited Standards Committee on construction and demolition operations. The A10 standards serve as a guide to contractors, labor and equipment manufacturers in the construction and demolition industry.