noise exposure risk Articles

  • In-depth workplace noise risk assessments

    Don’t miss a thing with a custom-made noise measurement kit Pulsar Safety Professional System: the-all-in one solution to noise measurement Pulsar Instruments’ Safety Professional noise measurement system offer Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) experts a custom-made solution for resolving their complex workplace noise risk ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Good practice guide on noise exposure and potential health effects

    The Expert Panel on Noise (EPoN) is a working group that supports the European Environment Agency and European Commission with the implementation and development of an effective noise policy for Europe. The group aims to build upon tasks delivered by previous working groups, particularly regarding Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise. This good ...

  • How to capture noise exposure levels of staff with unpredictable work patterns?

    Pulsar Instruments has made assessing and capturing the true noise exposure of workers in a range of settings simple with its innovative noise doseBadge: Model 22. This revolutionary personal noise dosimeter is a self-contained device ...


    By Pulsar Instruments 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

  • Occupational noise - Noise control at the workplace starts with measurements

    We often automatically turn to personal protective equipment in order to restrict noise. Yet there are other solutions. NoiseAtWork software enables us to map the situation quickly. It has been scientifically proven that exposure to noise which exceeds 80 dB(A) causes hearing loss, but lower levels can also cause physical and mental complaints. Noise also has a disruptive effect on communication ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • 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 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.  ...

  • 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

  • What is an Acceptable Level of Noise at Work?

    Excessive noise at work can be irritating, distracting and potentially harmful to workers’ physical and mental health. The problem is, many employers struggle to determine exactly what is an acceptable level of noise at work, perhaps unsurprising given the subjectivity of ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Application of thermal desorption to occupational exposure monitoring

    Occupational hygiene, in its broadest sense, is the recognition, evaluation and control of health hazards arising from work – a trained hygienist needs to understand a range of subjects from health and safety legislation through to toxicology, hazardous substances, physical agents, exposure assessment and exposure control strategies. To some extent, occupational hygiene is relevant in all ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Links between noise and air pollution and socioeconomic status

    Air pollution and noise pollution have a negative impact on all of society — but some groups are more affected than others. Lower socioeconomic status is generally associated with poorer health, and both air and noise pollution contribute to a wide range of other factors influencing human health. But do these health inequalities arise because of increased exposure to pollution, increased ...

  • Noise in the printing industry: Safeguarding the hearing of workers

    Why failing to monitor noise levels could open your company to lawsuits Noise at work might be synonymous with construction and manufacturing industries but it can also be a significant problem in the printing trade. Failing to monitor and control noise levels in the printing industry can result in workers suffering from ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • The 6th biggest noise at work mistake…and how to fix It

    Health & Safety Managers everywhere know that managing noise risks isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you don’t, the company runs the risk of being fined by the Health & Safety Executive or sued by their employees for noise-induced hearing loss. To help you avoid the pitfalls, let’s recap of the 5 Biggest Noise at Work Mistakes. I’ll then talk you through the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • The causes of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

    The two most common causes of hearing loss is age and exposure to loud noise. The former we can’t do much about. The latter we can. Age As the NHS states, age is the biggest single cause of hearing loss. Problems associated with hearing and old age is known as age-related hearing loss, or ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise Pollution – More Than Just an Inconvenience

    A raft of new global studies are all pointing to how noise pollution can seriously affect your health – and you don’t need to be living directly under a flight path to be affected. Separate studies carried out over recent years claim to have found links that noise pollution can affect everything from your waist size to the weight of unborn babies and even the recovery rate of ICU ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Apparently, high levels of noise do not damage your hearing…

    … as long as the “noise” is music. Thus spake Richard Littlejohn of the Daily Mail earlier this year – he’s a journalist, for some value of “journalist”. “Blessed is the man who, being ignorant, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact” (with apologies to George Eliot). This journalistic licence is addictive, I feel better ...

  • Noise 101: What is Equivalent Continuous Sound Level (Leq)?

    For anyone that is measuring sound, you’ve probably come across the term Leq or Equivalent Continuous Sound Level. But what is it and how can it help us when measuring noise with a sound level meter? Setting the Scene Imagine you work on a busy construction site that is operating all day. You have diggers, cranes, trucks and other ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Measuring occupational noise levels at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival - Case Study

    Noise measurement specialist Richard Wilson of the The Event Safety Shop, along with a number of colleagues, measured and monitored occupational noise levels at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival to ensure that the noise exposure of festival staff and concession workers was in-line with the Noise at Work Regulations. To carry out the measurements, Richard and his team used the Cirrus  ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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