Monday, September 22, 2014

Reducing The Risk of Hearing Damage From Vacuuming

This article was originally published in ContractingProfits.

Under the new LEED v4 revisions, the U.S. Green Building Council requires that vacuum cleaners are certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute “Green Label” Testing Program for vacuum cleaners, capture 96 percent of particulates 0.3 microns in size, and operate with a sound level at less than 70 decibels.

Vacuum volumes higher than 70 decibels causes environmental “noise pollution,” and may result in adverse health effects to building occupants and users of floor equipment.

Read the full article here to learn more about reducing the risk of hearing damage.

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