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  • Air Quality & Noise Control Conference

    Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Unprecedented infrastructure activities, industrialization and heavy traffic are the main threats which increase the risk of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Noise-monitoring stations have been installed across the UAE to control the sound level in the cities. Restrictions were imposed on working hours and the ...

  • Madrid City Council controls urban noise

    To continue tackling noise pollution and meet national and European standards for environmental noise, Madrid City Council has extended its service contract with sound specialist Brüel & Kjær. Following 20 years of technical support, Madrid’s Environmental Noise Control Department has decided to extend its contract with the noise and vibration company for another two years. ...

  • The Control of Noise at Work Regulations: 8 years on

    The Control of Noise at Work We live in strange times! The Control of Noise at Work regulations, came into effect in April 2006 following the adoption of the European Directive 2003/10/EC. The initiative was developed over time to protect workers' hearing. Indeed the HSE ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Facing the challenges of the new Control of Noise at Work Regulations

    The introduction of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, which came into force on the 6th April 2006, introduce to employers new limits in the level of noise exposure to which employees can be exposed and actions that should be taken at these different action levels. One of the most sigificant additions in the new Regulations is the introduction of the Exposure Limits Values of and ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Keep it down! controlling noise in the workplace with Pulsar

    According to the HSE, over one million employees in Great Britain 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 ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Introduction to workplace noise measurements and basic noise theory

    The answers you need about workplace noise measurements and basic noise theory, from the noise at work measurement specialist and more, when you attend Pulsar's brand new Noise Awareness Courses in 2015. Noise regulations, and a basic understanding of noise theory and noise control is something that employers who are responsible for staff operating in noisy areas of over 80dB(A) need to be aware ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Transport noise: the health impacts of noise pollution

    Whilst living in cities, near airports or road and rail links, might prove useful for the commute, the noise levels can sometimes be too much to bear. A growing body of research reveals, transport noise can cause sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease, elevated hormone levels, psychological problems and even premature death; studies on children have identified cognitive impairment, worsened ...

  • Noise Sentinel: Simplify your noise management

    Brüel and Kjær Environment Management Solutions, (EMS) is delighted to announce the release of Noise Sentinel - our new internet based subscription service for urban and industrial noise monitoring. Noise Sentinel has applications in any industry that makes significant noise in the community and is required to report compliance with noise regulations, such as mines, ports, industrial premises, ...

  • Noise Measurement…. Easy, dose it!!

    Pulsar Instruments Plc, a leading manufacturer and reseller of sound measurement products have recently launched their new and improved noise doseBadge system. The kit now includes a new ‘fast charge’ function on the updated charger unit, meaning the badges can be fully charged and ready to use in as little as three hours.   This represents real savings in terms of time and ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise measurement safeguards hearing

    Unchecked noise levels at work can lead to hearing loss Anyone who has seen the latest figures of civil claims for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) will appreciate the scale of the problem.  The Institute of Actuaries’ latest estimate is that around 80,000 new claims were made in the last year in the UK, representing a substantial increase from the previous year. In fact, ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Measuring Noise Outdoors

    If you are looking for a data logging integrating averaging sound level meter to undertake your environmental, vehicle and outdoor noise monitoring, we recommend that you take a look at the Pulsar Quantifier range. Pulsar Instruments is not new to this type of application. Its staff ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • The Battle Against Aircraft Noise

    There is good news for anyone living near or under a flight path of one of the UK’s airports this week. A report out from the Airport Operators’ Association (AOA) shows that UK airports are reducing noise pollution and carbon emission despite growth in passenger numbers. The AOA was keen to publish the report in response to political and ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • The 2nd Annual Air Quality & Noise Control GCC successfully launched

    Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) proudly launched the 2nd Annual Air Quality & Noise Control GCC today at Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi, UAE. This event constitutes a platform for the regulators, industry stakeholders, air monitoring and noise control equipment and solution providers. ...

  • Enabling employers to comply with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

    Noise at Work needs to be controlled Exposure to noise in a working environment is a hazard and, like all hazards, it needs to be assessed carefully and then controlled effectively.  Most individuals can cope with loud noise over a short period of time but prolonged exposure to certain levels of noise can damage hearing and lead to permanent hearing loss (noise-induced hearing loss) ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • FREE 5 Step Guide to Controlling Workplace Noise at Work published

    Why do we need to carry out noise risk assessment surveys? According to the HSE, over one million employees in Great Britain are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk. Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) 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 ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • International Noise Awareness Day – Here’s 5 Facts About Noise

    Wednesday 29th April 2015 is International Noise Awareness Day. A day when people, organisations and governments around the world raise awareness of unwanted noise that can affect your health. To commemorate this day, here’s 5 noise facts. 1. The Definition of Noise is “Unwanted Sound” Technically, there is actually no such thing as a noise. ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Noise Action Week 2015: Tackling Neighbourhood Noise Nusiance

    May 18th – May 23rd 2015 is Noise Action Week. As we’re dedicated to noise measurement, it’s certainly something we’re keen to promote. So, here’s an overview of what Noise Action Week is all about, how you can get involved and ways of dealing with neighbourhood noise nuisance. What is Noise Action Week? ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Turn down the noise — softening the impact of excess transport noise

    As a major contributor to greenhouse gases, the transport sector figures high on the international climate change agenda. But for many living in cities, under flight paths or near major road and rail links, it's another of transport's by-products that causes most immediate harm: noise. Clearly, transport noise's long-term impacts fall a long way short of the apocalyptic projections for unabated ...

  • HSE noise expert discussing solutions

    Casella CEL is staging a one-day event on workplace noise and regulatory compliance aimed at health and safety professionals from the entertainment business and general industry. Called the Workplace and Entertainment Noise Seminar, the event will be addressed by the HSE Laboratory physicist who did much of the research upon which Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 are based. Liz Brueck, ...


    By Casella

  • 5 Biggest Noise At Work Mistakes

    You’ve been told you have to complete a Noise At Work Risk Assessment. There’s all the Regulations for you to read through. A plethora of potential instruments to choose from. Endless choices to make. And all that’s before you even start measuring noise. How do you do it, avoid all the common mistakes and comply with the Regulations? What if I told you there was an easier ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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