noise awareness Articles

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Noise at Work, Workplace Noise and Issues with Noise

    Noise at Work Regulations to Control Workplace Noise The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) became effective in 2006.  The Regulations are relevant to all employers who operate a noisy workplace and should be an integral part of any health and safety strategy.  ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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. ...


  • Environmental Noise

    Introduction The ability to hear sounds is a sensory function vital for human survival and communication. However, not all sounds are wanted. 'Unwanted sounds', for which the term 'noise' is normally used, often have their origin in human activities (mainly transport, industry and households). This article addresses environmental noise ­ also referred to in the scientific literature as ...

  • Continuous noise monitoring for environmental application

    The increasing awareness of the public of environmental issues such as CO2 emissions, carbon footprints and waste recycling has brought the issue of environmental noise to the fore. Many of the demands of modern society result in the creation of noise sources such as larger airports, additional power stations and higher road traffic levels. In addition to this, the expansion of towns and cities, ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Tackling Office Noise – The Sound Investment

    Open offices or shared offices can offer great benefits in terms of communication but they can also present challenges. We’ve all had problems with noise in the office - the incessant chatter of your colleagues ruining your concentration; people shouting over you when you are trying to have a conversation on the phone; perhaps even maintenance or construction work going on next door. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions

    Controlling Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions Pulsar Instruments are the experts when it comes to noise at work measurement. The company was formed 45 years ago and, over the years, the team has answered numerous phone calls or met new and existing customers at Trade shows, professional meetings or in their place of work to answer their queries. Very ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise at Work Regulations: 10 Years On

    Doesn’t time fly? It’s already been 10 years since Control of Noise at Work Regulations were introduced in the UK. But have you been following the legislation correctly? Here’s an overview of what the Noise at Work Regulations mean and some common mistakes you should be avoiding. Considering that legislation to limit ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Hearing protection - Hearing Awareness Week - 23rd to 29th August

    Who is responsible? Workplace/Occupational Health & Safety legislation in each State and Territory outline the responsibilities of individuals with regard to the management and control of Workplace Noise. Generally speaking the responsibility is placed on the owners of the workplace, the employer, and management of a particular site. Employees also have certain responsibilities. Employers and ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Mitigating the effect of weather on environmental noise measurements

    Many factors play a part when creating a reliable environmental noise assessment. This paper provides a practical look at the effect of weather conditions on sound levels to raise awareness of the importance of meteorology in noise measurements. It references requirements for measuring meteorology in BS-4142:2014 and compares them to legislation from other countries. It also covers how variations ...

  • Clutching At Straws to Come Up With Noise Level Solution

    The UK is renowned for its rich heritage in hosting outdoor festivals, whether it be music or literary, through to farming, food or catering to even more niche audiences. But every festival is unique and, no matter how large or small, they bring with them their own issues when it comes to health & safety and noise related ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Invictus noise monitor on the right track- Case Study

    An international acoustic consultancy was engaged by contractor Balfour Beatty on behalf of the end client Network Rail in this landmark project that is revolutionising transport across London. The Project: The new rail link will help cut journey times to the heart of the capital by two thirds in some cases, passing through 37 stations and running 118km from ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • North West Hotspots for Noise Nuisance Complaints [Infographic]

    Cirrus Research has been involved in an interesting project that looks at noise nuisance across the North West. Some of you might remember that we did a similar exercise last year for Yorkshire; this time around we went across the Pennines to see what kind of data we could retrieve from the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Utilising the Strengths of Different Sound Sensor Networks in Smart City Noise Management

    City noise management involves a variety of disciplines such as planning, mapping, action plans, policing, complaint management, abatement and public awareness. With the wide availability of mobile broadband internet access coupled with low cost noise sensors, many authorities and researchers are eager to use sound sensor networks for these tasks. A sensor network can be defined as a group of ...

  • On the application of partial barriers for spinning machine noise control: A theoretical and experimental approach

    Noise reduction by barriers is a popular measure for environmental protection in both urban and rural areas. A barrier, which intercepts the direct path of sound from source to receiver, is frequently used to protect noise sensitive receivers from land transportation noise radiating from highways, railway lines, industrial complexes and airports. This consists of interposing a heavy non-porous or ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Long-term noise monitoring – how a new approach leads to a better result

    Good Neighbours Limit their Noise Impact Long-term noise monitoring has taken place in various applications for many years. Business such as airports, power stations, refineries, mines, etc., may be required to perform continuous noise monitoring to ensure legal operating conditions are not breached, and to demonstrate to local authorities and communities that the business continues to be a good ...

  • Noise monitoring system appeals to Reno-Tahoe Airport`s neighbours

    Noise monitoring and reduction has been top priority for Krys Bart ever since she took the helm of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) a decade ago. As RTAA president and CEO, Bart wants Reno-Tahoe International Airport to be a ‘good neighbour’, as it serves more than 4.4 million domestic and international passengers each year. The airport’s location right in the centre of ...

  • Ask The Noise Doctor: How Long will the Batteries Last in My Optimus Sound Level Meter?

    Do you have questions about your noise measurement instruments that Google or Wikipedia just can’t seem to answer? Ask The Noise Doctor. I’m here to answer your most frequently asked questions. Whether it’s product or application based, I’m up to the challenge. In this article I’ll be covering battery life in the Optimus Sound Level Meter range. A Commonly Asked ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear to a Noisy Working Environment

    Whether you work in manufacturing, engineering, construction, or in an office environment, the incessant noises of machinery or even noisy work colleagues can have an effect on your wellbeing after a while. But the problems associated with noise run much, much deeper than this. It can lead to severe and permanent loss of hearing, as well as a significant rise in blood pressure and stress. And the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

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