noise protection Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Advice when choosing noise measurement for noise at work

    Noise legislation, designed to protect hearing and prevent noise nuisance, is becoming tougher and more widespread. It's a response to our increased understanding of the damage that noise can do to hearing, and the negative impact it can have on quality of life in the wider community. It has resulted in a growing need to measure noise and rising demand for noise measurement equipment. However in ...


    By Cirrus Research 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

  • Controlling Exposure to Noise at Work with Personal Noise Dosimeters

    Which method is best to monitor noise: sound level meter or noise dosimeter? Controlling exposure to noise at work with noise dosimeters Our work environment has been transformed since the 1970’s with the introduction of new machinery and technical equipment designed to improve and increase general productivity. This has revolutionalised the way we operate ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise Monitors and Meters

    Sound level meters Description and ApplicationsThe sound level meter is a lightweight instrument for the measurement of sound pressure level (SPL) in decibels. All ANSI-approved meters meet minimum requirements that include an A-weighted network, a slow-response meter characteristic, and a fully graduated scale with measurements ranging from 80 to 130 dBA. The Type II meter is most frequently ...

  • 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 ...

  • Environmental Noise (Booklet)

    About this booklet This booklet deals with environmental noise − for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds. It does not cover related issues such as building acoustics, building vibration or domestic noise. Neither does it cover human response to vibration nor industrial uses of sound and vibration measurements. Please contact ...

  • 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.  ...

  • Integrated noise calculation and evaluation according to the EU directive on environmental noise

    The model data for acoustic calculations already contains essential characteristics for more in depth evaluation of the results (i.e. building heights, number of storeys, or ground space per storey). With additional information such as building usage and number of inhabitants, the evaluation and graphical representation of the results can be completed with only a small increase in expense. ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Keep it Down! Controlling Noise in the Workplace

    According to the HSE, over one million employees in the UK are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most prevalent, but often ignored, risks in the workplace and employees must, by law, be protected. Once noise-induced hearing loss has taken place, it is irreversible. Clearly prevention is the most sensible option here as 1 in 7 ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Trojan noise nuisance recorder – neighbour noise nuisance case study

    Newham Borough, located just five miles east of the City of London, has experienced huge amounts of regeneration and redevelopment over the last twenty years through government investment schemes for Newham and the surrounding boroughs. The redevelopment has successfully attracted a younger age group as well as several different cultures from all over London, resulting in under 25 year olds ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • What is Long Term Noise Monitoring?

    It might sound simple, but long term noise monitoring can mean different things to different people. There is no standard definition for what long term noise monitoring is, but here is a summary that covers the basics. I first presented this presentation at the IOA Eastern Branch meeting and wanted to share my thoughts on what classes as long term noise monitoring. I’ll also discuss ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • 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

  • New Facts on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Do you spend more time worrying about noise at work? You are not alone. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) has become a major issue for all manner of businesses throughout the UK. Personal Injury Lawyers are now promising to fight for compensation under what they call industrial deafness but what are the facts? In total, it is estimated that 18,000 people currently suffer from noise-induced ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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