With more and more industrial facilities being built, the need to control the noise transmissions given off near and around parts of these facilities is ever growing.
The first and most important reason to control these noisy environments is for the safety of the workers and management at the sites. If workers misinterpret a directive, or are unsure of directions, an injury is imminent.
The next issue is productivity. It is medically proven that the human body is adversely affected by long durations of extreme sound pressure or noise. our nervous systems cannot handle the stress this type of fatigue causes. A worker who is stressed or fatigued is more likely to make a mistake or not work up to full potential.
The third area of concern involves surrounding residential areas. The noise from a twenty-four hours a day facility could and would drive someone crazy. If the noise level is too much for surrounding communities, they will complain and get the government involved. If this happens, it may also cause shut downs and lack of productivity. At the end of the day, all of the above scenarios spell loss of revenue.