Before they've used a 3M Edge series personal noise dosimeter with their employees, customers often have a lot of questions. The most common are these:
Arrowhead Stadium Louder than a Jet Plane!
This past week, in an ongoing battle between loud crowds, the fans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City set a new Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd roar at an outdoor sports stadium.
Our business is usually far more reactive than proactive, in that we usually deal with elements that do damage to our systems than those that make us more healthy.
Our office of 50 people hums along at a "normal (for us)" noise level. People talking on the phones, intercom pages, the copier in the corner... all of that adds up. And usually I don't notice it. But after hours, on the drive home, I start to notice just how loud the office was during the day.
"It's just water. It can't hurt me." I've said it a million times in my life, usually before running from a building to my car (or vice versa). But in the industrial world, it's just not that easy.