noise regulation Articles

  • Noise: regulations, risks and controls

    Course dates 2017 – Noise: regulations, risks and controls A solid understanding of basic noise theory, regulations, risk assessment and controls and how to measure noise in a work environment are key to a successful noise control strategy.  Improve yours with a Pulsar Noise Awareness course in 2017. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Controlling Noise at Work: An Overview

    Not sure what your noise control strategy should include? You could, of course, go for your own strategy. However, if you are new to controlling noise at work like many of our customers, you might want something tried and tested that you know will help you put you in the right direction towards compliance with the current Noise Regulations. Just ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · background noise · ambient noise pollution · commands 13

    Bitmaps and scanned maps must be loaded into memory and then adapted to the program scale (we will make use of the Scale command). The X-Axis width (meters) in the program window can be easily changed to be able to compare both images (simulation results and background maps). Then, the X-Axis width (in meters) of the imported map and the X-Axis width (in meters) of ...

  • Noise in the Animal Shelter Environment: Building Design and the Effects of Daily Noise Exposure

    Sound levels in animal shelters regularly exceed 100 dB. Noise is a physical stressor on animals that can lead to behavioral, physiological and anatomical responses. There are currently no policies regulating noise levels in dog kennels. The objective of this study was to evaluate the noise levels dogs are exposed to in an animal shelter on a continuous basis and to determine the need, if any. ...


    By Troy Acoustics Corporation

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · directive 2002/49/EC · environmental noise · commands 9

    5.1 Menu Bar Display the commands you use to build your simulation. When you choose one of the menus, the program displays a pull-down list of available commands. The program window has a basic tool bar under the Menu bar. The tool bar provides quick access to commonly used commands in the program. You click ...

  • Noise at Work Regulations for Musicians and Performers

    Musicians: entitled to legal protection just like any other worker Whilst the subject of the long term effects of noise for performing arts professionals has always been sensitive and difficult to assess, recent high profile (and very costly!) claims for hearing loss and acoustic shock within the music and entertainment industry have reinforced that the industry as a whole is expected to ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise Measurement Training Course Dates for 2019

    Take Control of Noise Find the answers you need about workplace noise measurement and how to stay HSE compliant from noise at work measurement specialists Pulsar Instruments when you attend a Noise Measurement Training Course in 2019 Noise regulations, and a basic understanding of noise theory and noise control is something that employers who are responsible for staff operating in ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · noise control · algorithms 5

    9. References P.M.Morse, K.U.Ingard, Theoretical Acoustics, Princeton University Press. J.Llinares, A.Llopis, J.Sáncho, 1996, Acústica arquitectónica y urbanística, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. A.Lawrence, 1970, Architectural Acoustics, Applied Science Publishers. L.Beranek, 1962, Music Acoustics and ...

  • A survey of wheel tyre cavity resonance noise

    Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) are synonymous with quality factor in automotive engineering. This quality factor is influenced by the internal noise such as engine noise, and external noise such as aerodynamic noise and tyre–road noise. Whereas many studies have been done to identify noise sources and reduce the noise and vibration transmission from the engine and aerodynamic sources to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Noise at Work Regulations -10 years in 10 facts

    April 2016 sees the 10th Anniversary of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) which came into force in April 2006. As far as safety regulations go, the Control of Noise at Work Regulations may be one of the less visible in a heavy portfolio of Health and Safety responsibilities. However, huge progress has been made in the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • 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 ...

  • Acoustic shock - what is it and how is it caused?

    What is acoustic shock (and what’s the impact on the music industry)? Today (29 March 2018) saw a landmark judgement in the case of an orchestral viola player V the Royal Opera House. The judge found for the viola player and awarded a six-figure sum (£750,000 + costs) in compensation for hearing loss from acoustic shock. In the judges summing up, he said there was “No ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise dosemeter video - Pulsar NoisePen

    Last Thursday, we released our brand new noise dosemeter - the NoisePen - to the health and safety community.  As part of the launch, we also produced a short presentation video which is now available on our YouTube channel.  Here is your ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • doseBadge and optimus red – experts in their field! - Case study

    The largest greenfield festival in the world posed a challenge where innovative tactics were employed to ensure that noise measurements were accurate and valid. End user Richard Willson, Noise at Work Consultant for TESS, The Event Safety Shop. Richard is one of the UK’s most experienced festival noise specialists having worked on some of the UK’s most prestigious ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Optimus Green helps to bale out Festival - Case study

    Recently at the Ravenstonedale Festival in the heart of Cumbria, a rather unusual method of noise control was implemented when it seemed the local acoustics were conspiring against the organisers. 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 ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Protecting the unborn from noise - Pregnancy & noise

    Employers should recognise that the use of hearing defenders for pregnant women working in high noise environments does not protect their unborn child from hearing damage.Is noise a problem during pregnancy? An increasing number of women of child bearing age are now occupationally active and as a result an increasing number of pregnancies are potentially exposed to occupational health and safety ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • 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.

  • Pulsar Top Tips to Safeguard Employees’ Hearing from Noise - Are you following the guidelines?

    Your employees' hearing is worth protecting According to the HSE, over a million of workers in the UK are exposed to levels of noise at work which put their hearing at risk. If asked, would you be able to prove that you are following the guidelines? Here is a useful reminder produced by Pulsar covering the main employers' responsibilities towards the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

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