Modular Workspaces: Noise Reduction in the Warehouse Environment

At Starrco, we want your modular office systems, modular workspaces, and warehouse environments to be as quiet as possible. Our pre-engineered modular solutions and noise reduction materials are effective in handling all levels of noise, ensuring that your workday is free of distractions and potential accidents that may occur due to noise.

When designing for the right modular office system or modular workspace, there are some things to consider in reducing noise levels:

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that a work place environment — such as a manufacturing facility or warehouse —maintain noise levels at 90 decibels.
  • When planning the layout of your workspace, consider placing doors and windows away from sources of the noise. This will help limit the distribution of the noise throughout your work area.
  • As you make upgrades in your modular offices, note that all acoustics need to be standardized and upgraded in concert with the doors, windows and ceilings. By doing so, these noise reduction materials will help increase efficiency controlling sound.

After going through this checklist of ways to reduce noise levels in your modular office or warehouse environment, there’s a question that often pops up: how loud is too loud when it comes to the standards set by OSHA? Here’s a quick guide that explains the amount of exposure during work hours versus decibel levels.

Allowable Hours of Work Decibel Level
8 90
6 92
4 95
3 97
2 100
1.5 102
1 105
0.5 110
0.25 115


We want your modular workspaces and portable offices to meet and exceed not only government regulations, but your needs, too. Starrco can help! Contact us to learn more about our noise reduction materials and how we can get you started.

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