by Cheryl Haaker
Noise measurements near a blower
Noise is any sound that is unwanted, annoying or harmful. OSHA, MSHA, DOD and DOE have established standards regulating occupational exposure. Some city and county governments may have ordinances against noise, considering it a public nuisance that is harmful to health, safety, welfare or quality of life of the people who are exposed to it.
Occupational Noise Exposure
AQ Safety can help business comply with occupational noise exposure standards through the following services:
- Workplace sound level measurements
- Noise surveys
- Detailed noise maps of indoor work areas
- Detailed noise maps of outdoor areas, utilizing GPS technology
- Noise dosimetry
- Hearing Conservation Program support
- Noise level measurements near industrial equipment
- Octave band measurements of noise, to facilitate design of noise controls
Call our Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) for a free initial consultation about your workplace noise concerns.
by Cheryl Haaker
Octave band spectrum, measured near a blower unit. Red is ambient sound, blue is sound level when the blower is running
Some of the services relating to noise ordinances that AQ Safety offers include
- Noise level measurements along property lines or near industrial equipment
- High quality maps of GPS-based noise surveys documenting up to 1,200 measurements per hour
- Consulting regarding community noise ordinances
Call our Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) for a free initial consultation about your noise ordinance concerns.
AQ Safety serves New Mexico, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Las Cruces, Bernalillo, Socorro, Cuba, Española, Grants, and Las Cruces.
- EPA Noise Effects Handbook
- "Noise Free America" collection of city noise ordinances
(you can also find county and state ordinances on this site)
- City of Albuquerque Noise Ordinance (PDF)
- Bernalillo County Noise Ordinance (PDF)
- Santa Fe County Noise Ordinance (PDF)
- City of Santa Fe Ordinances
From the left side navigation, select "Santa Fe City Code", then go to Chapter X Environmental Regulations. Section 10.2 is "Noise"
- Las Cruces Ordinances (go to Division 2)