noise exposure Articles

  • Residential conditions and their impact on residential environment satisfaction and health: results of the WHO large analysis and review of European housing and health status (LARES) study

    Recent research into urban patterns and residential conditions has shown that neighbourhood conditions are associated with both residential environment satisfaction, and health and well-being. Multivariate analyses performed on the LARES database confirmed that various environmental characteristics (noise, lack of recreational areas, perception of fear, low maintenance, etc.) show significant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Meeting the challenges of employee noise exposure in the oil and gas industry

    Noise exposure legislation, designed to protect the hearing of employees and prevent noise nuisance, is becoming tougher and more widespread. Cirrus Research plc provides a range of noise measurement instruments which have been designed to provide noise measurement solutions. In particular, the doseBadge Personal Noise Dosemeter is widely used in the Petrochemical and Mining industries where the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 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 ...

  • Plugging Entertainment Noise

    Have you noticed that the PPE manufacturers are rushing out new devices – “now with added less protection” – for lower levels of noise exposure and for the entertainment industry? I can personally recommend these plugs for rock concerts – the music sounds better, but you do have to forgo the traditional post-gig head-buzz and “temporary” deafness. Talking ...

  • Evaluation of the Drop Bar Test for Concrete and Rock Quality

    The bearing capacity of rock foundations is being determined by the sound produced by impacting the foundations with a steel bar. This paper evaluates the sound and stress produced. Instrumenting the steel drop bar extends the capabilities of the test and makes the test less subjective. The steel bar produced a characteristic ringing sound when the specimen´s unconfined compressive strength was ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...

  • Noise pollution: an overview of management strategies

    Noise pollution is one of the most widespread environmental problems. However noise is a very complex issue, not easy to tackle at all. Main difficulties to deal with are the fact that perception of noise is often subjectively and culturally dependent and that its health consequences are not easy to determine. This paper first analyses the different sources of noise and their health effects. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Noise Survey for OSHA Compliance

    OSHA requires a noise dosimetry survey to determine if workers are exposed to noise that could damage their hearing. To satisfy OSHA’s requirement for Noise Surveys (29CFR1910.94 for General Industry, 29CFR1926.52 for Construction) involves attaching a noise dosimeter to a worker for a work shift when there is a possibility that person and persons performing similar tasks may be exposed to ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Hearing Loss for Workers is Preventable

    Hearing Loss In The Workplace In the U.S., OSHA has set regulations on worker noise exposure. The usual sound measurements method is to use a 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 ...

  • Could you prove noise exposure levels are within the legal limits?

    In recent months, we have met with many safety professionals who have had a visit from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and were asked to present evidence of occupational noise monitoring. So, if you were asked, could you prove that the noise levels in your factory are within the legal limits?  In most cases, it will not be sufficient to say that employees are not at risk from ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • I Need A Noise Dosimetry Survey for OSHA Compliance

    OSHA requires a noise dosimetry survey to determine if workers are exposed to noise that could damage their hearing. This is more than just using a sound level meter to take some noise readings. A noise dosimeter is actually worn by the worker for a shift. This enables a true evaluation of a worker’s noise exposure as he/she moves about the workplace. The noise dosimeter is worn for a full ...

  • Personal Noise Solutions for Miners

    Throughout the working day, miners are continually exposed to varying levels of noise which can result in hearing loss. For safety reasons it is important to monitor employees’ noise exposure and Cirrus Research has created such a device in the form of the CR: 110A doseBadge. The Cirrus Research doseBadge is the original wireless personal noise dosemeter. It is the ideal tool to carry out ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 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

  • Could loss of hearing cost your business money?

    Sound measurement equipment manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments Plc, are warning employers of the dangers of hearing damage due to excessive noise levels in the workplace.  Loss of hearing can happen in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing but also in the entertainment and construction industries. Recent court cases ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • 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

  • Ilmor Engineering’s choice for detail and accuracy - Case study

    As one of the world’s top racing engine design and manufacturers, noise levels in the workplace have always been an issue for Ilmor Engineering. But when they won a large contract with the US giant General Motors to design and manufacture a new turbocharged V6 racing engine for the 2012 IndyCar championship, its managers knew immediately this would result in significantly increased ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • A Dosimeter for the Future: a History of the doseBadge - Case study

    In 1995, a team of young engineers at Cirrus Research set to work on revolutionising the design and functionality of noise dosimeters. Their hard work and tireless dedication to the protection of people’s hearing led them to design the doseBadge, which has now become synonymous with personal noise exposure measurement. The process of designing the doseBadge wasn’t easy or without ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · noise health effects · commands 6

    5. Understanding the Workplace The MS Windows bar doesn’t appear. In this way, you have more space to draw. However, and if you want, you can modify the properties of the MS Windows bar in the Microsoft Windows system. The program window size is fixed and it cannot modify. The menu bar lists the menus shown above. When you choose one of the menus, the program displays a pull-down list of ...

  • I Need a Hearing Conservation Program – What Should I Do?

    The regulation that involves Hearing Conservation and Noise Reduction is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the Health Education and Welfare Department (HEW) of the Federal Government in the U.S. The specific regulations covering noise exposure to workers in American Industry are: General Industry 29CFR1910.95 Construction 29CFR1926.52 The specific noise ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • When should you use a db Meter or Noise Dosimeter?

    Find out when to use a db meter or when you should use noise dosimeters instead  Under the Noise at Work Regulations (2005), employers must protect their workers from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and other conditions associated with exposure to excessive noise. Measuring and controlling noise at work is a challenge in most companies who ‘make or do something noisy’. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

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