If there is excessive noise exposure to workers, hard control measures should first be evaluated to reduce the noise immission form sources. Priority should be allocated to machinery or processes which contribute to the highest risk by way of:
- Eliminating tasks or subcontracting out
- Finding alternative and substituting methods to reduce noise;
- When buying new equipment compare and buy quieter machinery;
- Seek noise control methods to apply to current equipment, particularly when conducting maintenance;
- Conduct regular maintenance of mechanical equipment to run smooth and free of vibration, check seals and lagging and ensure good lubrication to moving parts; and
- Follow quiet work practices.
Should hard controls not be able to be implemented in the short term the use of administrative procedures by reducing exposure time and providing personal hearing protection (PHP).
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