Construction workers are always exposed to tools and equipment that send off higher-than-normal vibration frequencies. These machines put them at the highest risk of work-related hearing impairment, which may endanger them while on duty and might also affect their personal and social lives.
The Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) set the legal threshold of permissible exposure to noise to 90 dBA, which is similar to the noise of a heavy truck at 15 meters, for 8 hours. Furthermore, a noise level increased by 5 dBA means an exposure time cut in half. This would ensure that construction workers are safe from the dangers of a noisy workplace.
However, there are many factors that may contribute towards a dangerously loud construction site. Defectively designed and manufactured construction equipment, for instance, may cause the equipment to vibrate too much and produce unsafe frequency. If a defective construction tool has compromised your health, do not hesitate to take legal action. The product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you file a legal case against the negligent manufacturer involved. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today.