occupational noise Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Occupational hygiene at a drum composting plant in Hyvinkää, Finland

    Refuse disposal and treatment must be safe for employees. Organic dust of waste origin, perhaps containing microbes, may be harmful to health. Microbes, especially fungi but also thermophilic Actinomycetes bacteria, may cause allergy and asthma (Terho et al. 1993; Madigan et al. 1997). Usually fungi cause hypersensitivity (Madigan et al. 1997) and the most common syndrome is allergic rhinitis ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • A Guide to Noise Measurement Terminology

    There are 100s of different acoustic parameters that can be used during your noise measurements. Each parameter can tell you something different the noise you’re monitoring. How do you remember what all this noise measurement terminology means and what it does? We’ve already covered ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • VIBRATION NOISE & ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH

    Vibrational Noise is one of the major Environmental problems in Industrial Plants. The Noise Study under taken in Chinese Unit no.4 of Thermal Power Station (TPS) Jamshoro. The level and Frequency characteristics of the prevailing Noise recorded in detail, at Basement Area Feed Pumps, Turbines, Boilers, F.D.F, I.D.F & Compressors, and found that the level of Noise is higher at Boiler House and ...


  • Canarina CUSTIC software · noise mitigation · commands 7

    The program window is a XY-plane (parallel to the land surface). A noise source is represented by a small square. In the Status bar at the bottom, we have X and Y coordinate values in meters and data on our environmental system. Point the mouse where you want in the program window and the X and Y values will be shown in the status bar at the bottom. On the left bottom corner, two different text ...

  • Police Use Casella Equipment To Assess Noise Levels

    Leicestershire Police has upgraded its noise monitoring equipment, selecting a Casella Health & Safety Kit in order to help to protect its officers. A global specialist in occupational health and environmental risk management solutions, Casella has supplied a 62x series sound level meter and a dBadge Noise Dosimeter to the regional police force, both of which are known to be easy to use, ...


    By Casella

  • 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

  • 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

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · production of noise maps · commands 3

    4.1 CUSTIC Software 3.2 Before you attempt to install and use the program, make sure your personal computer meets the hardware and software requirements shown in ...

  • Cirrus Research – Noise Measurement Pioneers for Over 45 Years [Video]

    Since 1970, Cirrus’ mission has been to make monitoring noise simple. More than 45 years later, we thought it was time to look back at our story so far and see what we have achieved. Join us by watching our video, which explores our history and what makes us the noise measurement pioneers that we are today. Cirrus Research ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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