Noise induced hearing loss is a major disease in Australia and 37% of all reported hearing loss is directly attributed to excessive noise exposure The government has established maximum permissible noise level standards. The maximum noise level to which employees are exposed on the shop floor, should be limited to the legal maximum noise level. These standards are legal requirements and if not heeded can result in legal action through both government authorities and employee litigation claims.
Prolonged exposure to high noise concentration can damage the ear drums and cause noise related deafness. Besides personal suffering, this often means long term absences through illness or high costs as a result of permanent disability. In less serious cases, too much noise is often the cause of loss of concentration and consequently loss of quality and lower production volumes. Too much noise also seriously disturbs communication on the shop floor which leads to mistakes.
Studies have shown that noise pollution in training rooms leads to gaps in knowledge and educational errors. Damage to ears can be compared to damage to skin from sun exposure. In both cases, damage is cumulative depending on the degree and length of exposure.
Flexshield 's extensive range of sound control products can reduce noise substantially, and enable companies to comply with the expected noise level standards. These products ensure increased production and improved performance of employees in noisy environments.
Flexshield products increase the safety and efficiency of the work place, which in turn improves the workflow and generates cost savings. Flexshield have NATA accredited test results for all their products.