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Different ways to reduce occupational noise in construction sites

Posted on February 23, 2015 9:14 am under Construction Accident

Construction sites are considered one of the noisiest workplaces. As such, it is very important for both the employers and employees to work hand-in-hand to reduce occupational noise caused by heavy construction tools and equipment.

Workers and contractors can ensure a workplace free from hazardous noise through these measures:

  • Use only low-noise machines and tools
  • Observe proper equipment maintenance to lessen machine vibrations (for instance, by keeping gears and bearings properly lubricated)
  • Contain the source of noise with proper enclosures or sound walls
  • Operate noisy machines during shifts where a fewer number of workers would be exposed to the vibrations
  • Use hearing protection devices, such as ear plugs

Dangerous levels of noise in construction sites could be a result of defective construction equipment. If you believe a manufacturer has been negligent in ensuring the quality of construction tools and machines, consult with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn about the possibility of filing a claim. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 to get legal help today.