hearing conservation Articles

  • An Industrial Noise Map is Basic to Hearing Conservation

    An Industrial Noise Map Is Basic to Hearing Conservation In the U.S., OSHA has set regulations on worker noise exposure. The usual measurement method is to use a portable noise dosimeter attached to a worker that measures noise exposure as the person moves about the work area. However, this does nothing to identify the source and location of the noise. When conducing a noise survey, a noise ...

  • NOISE AND HEARING LOSS - Noise, Regardless of Source, Can Lead To Hearing Loss

    Untitled Document What is noise?  Noise was once described as “unwanted sound”.  To the average person, “noise” is not only unwanted, but annoying or loud.  ...

  • I Need A Noise Dosimetry Survey. What Do I Do?

    Employees in noisy workplaces are at risk of permanent damage to their hearing. For a noisy workplace, establishing a Hearing Conservation Program is imperative to protecting both employee health and employer liability. Where to start? Sometimes, determining the appropriate type of protection for each employee can be tricky, because individual employees may have varying levels of exposure to ...

  • Are my STS’s recordable?

    Although we often take it for granted, hearing is one of our most important senses. During infancy and childhood, hearing is vital for the normal development of speech and language. Hearing remains equally important throughout life as it enables us to communicate with friends and colleagues, and allows us to stay connected to and be aware of our environment. The ear is a remarkable structure, ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Multibillion Dollar Greenfield Industrial Development

    Critical Issue A new privately held company required an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for their initial application to regulators. They required license approval in granting permission to build on the new greenfield site. Solution ERMC was contracted to work with the new company and develop their Emergency Management Systems (EMS) for a new multibillion ...

  • Bringing ecological economics into the regulatory process: the Manitoba experience

    Since 2002, ENGOs Time to Respect Earth's Ecosystems (TREE) and Resource Conservation Manitoba (RCM) have intervened half a dozen times before Manitoba's Clean Environment Commission (CEC) in an environmental assessment) and Public Utilities Board (PUB) (in rate hearings) in reviews of Manitoba's crown electricity and gas utilities and public insurance corporation. We offer this case study of our ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industrial hygiene assessment of a large chemical manufacturing facility – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea®Group was contracted by a large international chemical manufacturing organization to provide a plant-wide industrial hygiene assessment of chemical and noise exposures within their facility. The overall objective of the project was to evaluate worker exposures, compare results as to compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, and to provide ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • ‘Kyoto cost’ of various production and recycling processes

    ‘Kyoto cost' of various production and recycling processes: An interesting take on the the total CO2 emissions released during the lifetime of various containers used in the manufacturing and delivery of bottled water and other fluid products typically consumed in North America ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Energy sprawl: The next worry?

    Energy facilities take up space. Some, like wind farms, take up a lot of space. In fact, new energy production will consume more land than can be found in all of Nebraska by 2030, according to a recent report by The Nature Conservancy. This will create what the report describes as “energy sprawl,” a term I’m guessing we will start to see more in the legal briefs by NIMBYists. It’s a flashpoint ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • The Auditory & Non-Auditory Effects of Noise Pollution:An Occupational Health Study

    1. Introduction: The present study was planned as a prospective, longitudinal and panel-type of a study with the documentation of the health effects of noise exposure as its primary objective. Noise as a health hazard has been studied extensively in the last decade and a substantial amount of dose-response information on NIHL and its risk factors has been documented. However most of these studies ...


  • Noise Measurement

    Definitions Threshold and criterion levels The threshold level is the A-weighted sound level at which a personal noise dosimeter begins to integrate noise into a measured exposure. For example, if the threshold level on a sound level meter is set at 80 decibels (dB), it will capture and integrate into the computation of dose all noise in the employee's hearing zone that equals or exceeds 80 dB. ...


  • Al Gore sets out to sell global warming using the best of PR tactics

    Al Gore has trained 1000 Americans from the ranks of Wal-Mart greeters to retired executives to Carmon Diaz to deliver his Oscar winning Inconvenient Truth slide show to schools, Rotary clubs and nursing homes throughout the country, according to a April 2007 article in USA Today. And Jenny Clad, the project director for the training says she hears he “may do even more training.” The ...


    By ARMSTRONG and Associates

  • Our energy independence and job creation is not a partisan issue anywhere in the world

    I have some questions for what our country's principles were built from. How have jobs been created in the past? I don't remember it being the governments' responsibility to create jobs or pay for this. Aren't we a happier bunch when people are not on unemployment and gainfully occupied? Isn't it the responsibility of those who are in business to employee those locally? I got that impression. ...


    By Green Education On Line

  • Energy efficiency: a bubble or a vaccum

    No one much likes hearing their industry may be in a bubble. Bubbles burst and it hurts. We’re seeing that now in housing. So it’s understandable that clean energy companies aren’t exactly happy that economist Eric Janszen (itulip.com) says their industry may experience the next bubble. Apparently, clean energy is exhibiting bubble-like symptoms: It is the talk of the town, attracts investors ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission – Searching for new solutions to today’s challenges

    “Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler,” Einstein famously said. While the principle behind ecofiscal policies—to put a price on harmful activities and encourage economically valuable ones—is straight out of Economics 101, the details of policy design matter a great deal. To be pragmatically implemented these policies must take into account ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy efficiency and Weight Watchers

    By Elisa Wood April 27, 2011 We’ve been hearing for years that the energy efficiency industry needs to find its equivalent to the cell phone. These days industry folks refer to it as the ‘killer app,” the revolutionary ...

  • Texas` Oldest Living Reuse System Tells All

    ABSTRACTOdessa initiated reuse of its wastewater effluent in 1949. Over the last 57 years, the program has grown to incorporate industrial, irrigation, and residential customers. Through reuse of the effluent, billions of gallons of water have been conserved for the potable water system. INTRODUCTIONOdessa is a city of approximately 100,000 people located in West Texas. The climate is arid where ...

  • Heroes of the Waters

    A sense of adventure and desire to explore the depths were the inspiring forces behind Deep Trekker. We believe that the more awareness people see underwater the more they care about the oceans and waterways and keeping them clean. Finding that perfect balance between making sure our underwater drones are accessible to everyone but maintaining durable equipment that can withstand serious and ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Renewable energy and the green economy: Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009

    Ontario's Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (the 'Act') received Royal Assent on May 14, 2009. The Act's aim is to foster the growth of renewable energy projects, promote a green economy and energy conservation and to encourage the efficient use of energy. Its scope equals its intended impact on Ontario's energy sector: both are substantial. To realize its objects, the Act creates the ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Congress feels no pain

    A big question often asked by energy analysts is: How high must energy prices be to motivate customers to change their behavior? We are beginning to think that the more perplexing matter is just how much do we pay before Congress reforms its behavior.Prices are plenty high enough to encourage customers to conserve. Driving is down and pursuit of efficiency is up. Federal lawmakers, however, can’t ...

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