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NoiseThermometer
Sound Energy Doubles Every 3 dB
Example: if a 90 dB noise is doubled, it measures 93 dB

Household Noise Occupational Noise


Fireworks Handgun Apollo
162 dB 166 dB Lift-Off
188 dB


M1 Rifle Artillery
Shotgun Fire
170 dB 161 dB
162 dB
Immediate Immediate
Physical Damage Physical Damage
160 dB 160 dB

쑸 쑸
Balloon Jet Engine
Firecracker Take-Off
150 dB Pop
157 dB 150 dB

Noisy

Engine Bicycle Dynamite
Squeeze
Backfire Toys Horn Blast
140 dB 135 dB 143 dB 140 dB
Immediate Immediate
Pain Threshold Pain Threshold
130 dB 130 dB


Pig
Squeal Jackhammer
130 dB 130 dB

쑺 쑺
Auto Oxygen
Racing Torch
130 dB 121 dB
Severe Irritation Severe Irritation
to the Ear to the Ear
120 dB 120 dB

쑸 쑺
Jet Plane Hammer
Thunder on Nail
120 dB at Ramp
120 dB 120 dB


Rock Chainsaw
Concert Generator
118 dB 116 dB
120 dB
쑽 쑽

Unprotected Noise 쑸 Stadium
117 dB
Compactor
116 dB Unprotected Noise
Exposure of Any
Exposure of Any
Duration Not Duration Not
Permitted Above
15 Min

Permitted Above
This Level This Level

Crying CD Ambulance Impact
115 dB Baby Player Siren Wrench 115 dB
110 dB 105 dB 112 dB 102 dB
30 Min

쑽 쑽 쑽
쑽 쒀

쑸 Motorcycle Diesel Truck
1 Hour

105 dB Accelerating
114 dB
Extremely Loud Extremely Loud
100 dB 100 dB


Bulldozer Industrial
100 dB Fire Alarm
2 Hours

95 dB


Power Table Saw
Lawnmower Subway
90 dB 93 dB
94 dB
Hearing Protection 쑽 Hearing Protection
Required by OSHA Required by OSHA
4 Hours

90 dB 90 dB
Cockpit of
쑸 Propeller
Airplane
88 dB
Forklift
87 dB 쑺
Ear Damage Ear Damage
Possible Possible
85 dB 85 dB

쑺 쑸
Smoke Elevator
Alarm Blender
85 dB 85 dB 85 dB

쑸 쑺
Ringing
Hair Dryer Handsaw Telephone
80 dB 85 dB 82 dB

쑺 쑸
Vacuum Alarm Garbage Lathe
Cleaner Clock Disposal
74 dB 75 dB 80 dB 81 dB

Non-Hazardous Non-Hazardous
65 dB 65 dB
Sewing Microwave
Machine Oven Dishwasher
60 dB 58 dB 60 dB



Background Rainfall Normal Large Office
Music 50 dB Conversation 50 dB
50 dB 60 dB

쑸 쑺
Flowing Paper Transformer
8 Hours

Stream Rustling
50 dB 50 dB 50 dB

Comfortable Comfortable
50 dB 50 dB


Quiet Quiet
Library Office
40 dB 40 dB


Quiet
Residential
Area
40 dB
쑺 Refrigerator
43 dB


Audible
Whisper
30 dB
Threshold Threshold
of Audibility of Audibility
20 dB 20 dB


Normal
Breathing
10 dB

0 dB 0 dB

OSHA Permissible
Exposure Limits

Distributor:
Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group National Safety, Inc.
7828 Waterville Road, San Diego, CA 92154 6910 S. 196th St.
Tech Support ph. 800/977-9177 • fax 619/661-8131 Kent, WA 98032
Cust Service ph. 800/430-5490 • fax 401/232-1110 (800) 213-7092
www.howardleight.com • www.bilsom.com sales@nationalsafetyinc.com
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