Workplace noise monitoring is an interesting subject that can appear complex, but it is always worth remembering what you are trying to achieve. This can be summarised as: "Minimising or avoiding the risk of noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace to comply with local, noise-based, legislation". Such legislation is usually based on a European Directive that is then modified to suit the needs of each particular country. For example, in the United Kingdom, the The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 are...
Environmental noise is a major issue in most countries, especially in areas of high population, and the sources of noise and their adverse effects on our well-being are varied. In terms of assessing the impact of these issues, we need to be able to make suitable noise measurements, or in some cases monitor the noise levels for longer periods.
The construction sector and its wide range of associated activities are very varied and from a noise monitoring perspective offer many unique challenges. However, Pulsar Instruments have a solution; a construction Pulsar noise meter with the ability to effectively assess the following two key categories: (1) Noise at Work (potential for noise-induced hearing loss due to long term exposure to noisy activities) (2) Environmental Noise (the potential to cause annoyance to surrounding areas or buildings during site...
As of April 2008, the entertainment industry is expected to comply with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005). Owners and venue operators are now legally obliged to ensure their workforce is protected from excessive noise levels.
In a world where there is a drive for everything to be quieter, vehicle noise measurement and control is a growing application. If measurements need to be made to ISO 5130:2007, which is an internationally recognised standard for vehicle exhaust noise testing, a more detailed measurement needs to be made. ISO 5130:2007 requires three consecutive measurements to ensure repeatability. These measurements are taken at a specified engine speed, or RPM, and the maximum sound level produced during the test is taken.
Hospital noise can cause problems both for patients trying to get better and for the people who work there. There are several key areas of concern including: Noise at night on wards. Noise in neonatal units (NICU) and in intensive care units (ICU). Noise
How to control classroom noise in schools, colleges and universities; Access to education is one of the most important opportunities in our lives, however, there is increasing evidence that excessive noise levels can create a negative learning environment
Overexposure to occupational vibration from power tools and vibrating machinery can impact the human body in several ways and cause permanent damage. The UK Health and Safety Executive estimates there could be between 2 million people at risk of suffering
As the growth in open-plan offices continues noise control solutions need to be found to address what many employees still consider as the number one deterrent to their workplace productivity: noise pollution.