occupational noise regulation Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Everything You Need To Know About Festival Noise Monitoring

    Festival Noise Measurement Accomplishing a good balance between the needs of event organisers and compliance bodies, such as local authorities, and nearby affected communities can be a challenging task when monitoring and managing the noise at large music events or festivals. Noise monitoring is essential anywhere where high noise levels could be in breach of the stipulated event ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Avoid common mistakes when buying a decibel meter

    Why it pays to avoid quick fix solutions when it comes to noise monitoring Whether you run or own a construction site, a metal cutting workshop or an open cast mine, as an employer of a noisy working environment, you must ensure that the hearing of the employees you are responsible for is protected. In the UK The Control of Noise ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

    31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. Take a look at what exactly this monumental Act involves and what impact it has had on employee health and safety during the last 40 years. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • What is a Data Logging Sound Level Meter?

    Looking to buy a sound level meter? You’ll probably see the term “data logging sound level meter” quite frequently. But what exactly is a data logging sound level meter and what does it mean for your noise measurements? Sound level meters have come a long way since Cirrus starting manufacturing their own models in the 1970s. The advances in computing technology has made it far ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Workplace Monitoring: Who, What, When, Why, How?

    In my previous articles in this series for SHP readers, I have focussed on the need for current attitudes to general health and safety processes to change and emphasised the importance of regular monitoring. The best way to combat those ‘hidden killers’ and protect our workforces is to increase awareness of the benefits of regular monitoring and detection.  Employees then need to ...


    By Casella

  • Beyond the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

    Are you considering the full range of applicable OSHA Standards for your healthcare facility? Healthcare facilities are a highly regulated industry and many hospitals and ambulatory care settings work hard to reach and maintain appropriate accreditation goals. Much focus is placed on patient safety and the myriad of other quality measures healthcare facilities are required to meet. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The Role of EHS Software

    Environmental, health and safety (EHS) software plays a key role in most industries today. In short, it is the goal of putting a strong safety program in place within the company. This offers a number of benefits for the organization including minimizing risks associated with environmental regulations, reducing the company's environmental impact, and improving workplace safety for employees. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

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