Sound Exposure Profiling: A Noise Exposure Monitoring Alternative
James, Anderson & Associates, Inc.
This presentation covers the application of sound exposure profiling as a method to
assess noise exposure risk in the workplace. The procedure meets the design requirements
for a sampling strategy specified in the regulation by minimizing the possibility of
failing to identify workers who must be included in a hearing conservation program. It
provides information keyed to the organizational structure of the work place. Therefore,
it can facilitate the tracking of worker exposure over an entire work history. The
task-based data collection method provides descriptive information that is useful beyond
simply assessing exposure risk.