Cafeteria and Restaurant Noise Reduction with Acoustic Panels
Cafeteria and restaurant noise reduction is critical because...
More than 27 million Americans are hearing impaired. As Baby Boomers age, the number of hearing impaired adults is growing and will continue growing through the next several decades. By age 50, 20% of Americans experience hearing loss and, the number one complaint of restaurant goers is too much noise (according to a recent Zagat survey). And it is not just diners that you need to consider; employees are protected by regulations against hearing loss on the job! Acoustic panels for restaurants and cafeterias are one of Audimute's specialties.
Did you know that OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) has issued regulations for cafeteria and restaurant noise reduction including:
- A hearing conservation program must be implemented when restaurant employees are exposed to 85 dB or more in an 8 hour day
- Engineering or administrative restaurant noise reduction is required when exposure exceeds 90dB - this means owners must take measures to improve restaurant acoustics with the help of sound control products such as Audimute Acoustic Panels or Peacemaker Sound Insulation
How can I take these regulations and turn them to my advantage? Use Acoustic Panels for Restaurants and Cafeterias
Acoustic panels properly installed and covering an appropriate amount of wall space can transform your dining area into a special environment. Acoustic panels for restaurants and cafeterias are widely used to communicate with diners and patrons using image and branded logo acoustic panels.
Some entrepreneurs are even using acoustic panels for signage. An effective and affordable acoustical treatment can enhance the ambiance, improve the quality of conversation among patrons of your cafeteria, and protect your employees. Not following the OSHA restaurant noise reduction standards is an expensive mistake! Cafeteria and restaurant owners can be penalized anywhere between $5,000 - $70,000 if they ignore the acoustical environmnet and subject their employees to dangerous noise levels. In 2002, for example, total penalties for OSHA violations exceeded $72.8 MILLION!
We understand cafeteria and restaurant noise reduction and the types of issues that are present when you try to solve your problem. Audimute Acoustic Panels are eco-friendly and health safe, and tend to be the most economical, stylish and best of all effective solution for restaurant noise reduction. They are easy to install and can be made to mimic the decor or artwork you already have in your restaurant. We can even customize panels with your own image, logo or fabric selection. Get started with a free room analysis and our acoustic specialists will help you transform the acoustical environment in your dining area, lounge, or other loud spot.