Industrial Noise Control Manual
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 79-117
Employer and employee awareness of the problems of industrial noise has increased notably in the past decade. Industry’s concern about noise, especially since the mid—1960s, has been growing steadily. In the early 1970s the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established a noise exposure regulation specifically for workplaces. Industry has responded to the new Interest in noise reduction, but has encountered difficulties in correcting
individual noise problems and implementing company—wide noise reduction programs. Company personnel who may have little or no understanding of the causes or solutions of the problems of noise may be asked to select a noise control method or device, to choose noise control materials, to use noise measuring Instruments, or to decide whether to call upon a qualified consultant.