Is an independent affiliate of
Oshex Associates, Inc., and was founded in 1981 to provide consulting
services in the fields of noise measurement and control, and machine
and facility safety. The geographical area of coverage is worldwide.
ESA's approach to safety is one of risk assessment which incorporates
a combined analysis not only of hazard identification, but also of exposure
to that hazard. For is a hazard a risk to safety if there is no exposure
to that risk? Many of our satisfied clients have found this a refreshing
new perspective in contrast to the expensive and often cumbersome philosophy
of guarding every potential hazard regardless of it's actual risk to
safety. If a room is excessively noisy but no one is ever in it, is
it a risk to hearing loss? Our aim to to provide you with advice and
instruction that is practical and applicable to your real world circumstances.
In recent years, the scope of ESA's
safety operation has expanded to include complete facility safety assessments
for compliance to OSHA Section 1910 requirements, machine safety assessments
for practical compliance and safe machine operations, and task-based
risk assessment and reduction within the guidelines of ANSI B11.TR3.
Noise measurement and reduction services include architectural, industrial,
office and community noise assessments and development of recommendations
for abatement. In the community noise arena, ESA provides litigation
support, arbitration, assistance in the preparation of fair and effective
noise legislation, and training of enforcement personnel. Industrial
noise services include spot and detailed noise surveys for OSHA compliance,
sound dosimetry, octave band analysis and recommendations for engineered
noise control solutions. Product development services include assistance
to product designers on issues of safety and noise control, including
task-based risk assessment.