How Loud is a Cannabis Trimming Machine?

Jan 24, 2023

Are Cannabis Trimming Machines Loud?

The noise from cannabis trimming machines can vary greatly. Most home trimming machines are quiet, typically below 63db. Larger commercial trimming machines can range from incredibly quiet to extremely loud. Below we will be discussing the various noise levels of cannabis trimming machines available on the market and explore the decibel levels of some of the most popular models and compare them to OSHA’s regulations on noise levels in the workplace.

The largest industrial trimmer system on the market, the Twister T-Zero Pro is 84db.

The quietest commercial trimmers on the market are the Greenbroz model M (62db) and Twister BatchOne Pro (65db).

The loudest trimming machine on the market is the Mobius m108 at 91db.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requires employers to provide hearing protection to workers when noise levels reach or exceed 85 decibels (dB) averaged over 8 working hours, or an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA). This is known as the OSHA Action Level for noise. At this level, employers are required to implement a hearing conservation program that includes the use of hearing protection devices such as earplugs or earmuffs.

At noise levels of 90 dB or higher, OSHA requires employers to implement a hearing conservation program, which includes the provision of dual hearing protection, such as earplugs and earmuffs, to employees exposed to these levels of noise. This is because earplugs alone may not provide sufficient protection at these high noise levels. Employers must also conduct regular noise monitoring, provide training on hearing protection, and monitor employee hearing test results to ensure the program’s effectiveness.

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