OSHA's site says "Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Last year, U.S. business paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise exposure.
While it's impossible to put a number to the human toll of hearing loss, an estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers' compensation for hearing loss disability.
Each of the elements below is critical to understand in order to ensure that workers are being protected where noise levels are unable to be reduced below the OSHA required levels."
By having an accurate noise exposure maps available, will help prevent initial occupational hearing loss, preserve and protect remaining hearing, and equip workers with the knowledge and hearing protection devices necessary to safeguard themselves in the affected areas.
The Noise Exposure Module in the Vis-IM software allows the user to import a DXF file, presumably a plot plan or floor plan, or the user can import an image, such as an image from google earth to use as the background. Once imported the user can add the boundary lines of the measured noise dBA's to a specific layer on top of the import document. The boundaries can be easily modified if changes arise, making this one of simplest noise exposure maps on the market.
The noise exposure boundary lines can function for other boundaries, such as electrical classification, non-essential entry areas, grading lines, etc. This module allows you to have the power to create whatever you need to tell your story.