Noise & Hearing Loss Prevention: Noise Levels of Power Tools

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Noise Levels of Power Tools

Interested in learning more about noise levels of power tools as they are used on the job? The NIOSH Power Tools Sound Powerexcel icon contains sound power levels and vibrations data for a variety of common power tools that have been tested by researchers.

The NIOSH Power Tools Sound Power Dataset does not include a comprehensive list of manufacturers or products for these categories; the products and manufacturers listed were chosen based on criteria such as the most sold and power tools that were available for purchase online and in retail stores as of 2011. NIOSH conducted tests on the sound levels and functionality of each product and developed the dataset as a demonstration project. Mention of any company or product is for informational purposes and does not constitute endorsement by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Page last reviewed: April 24, 2018