noise exposure News

  • The NEW doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter has arrived

    The doseBadge5 is a result of 20 years development of the doseBadge Noise Dosimeter. The latest incarnation introduces a range of new features, whilst maintaining the original 'no cables, controls or display' design philosophy that symbolises the doseBadge. doseBadge5 –  20 Years of Development Designed for anyone who needs to measure, assess and ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • MEPs back law to curb harmful traffic noise

    Noise limits for cars will be tightened to protect public health, under new rules informally agreed with EU ministers and endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The new law requires the introduction of labels to inform buyers of the noise levels of new cars, as well as the addition of sound to hybrid and electric vehicles to alert pedestrians. Persistent exposure to high levels of traffic ...


    By European Commission

  • See the Cirrus Noise Doctors at Safety & Health 2014

    Cirrus Research is taking its Noise Doctor advisory clinic to the Safety & Health Expo this June, when it opens its doors at the Excel in London for the first time. Enjoying a highly visible position on Stand Q2380 the team of experts will be offering advice, information and product demonstrations on a range of sound level meters, noise dosimeters, training courses and noise warning ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Effects of Noise on Bar, Pub and Nightclub Workers

    Since music and entertainment noise is generally regarded as desirable as opposed to undesirable noise, it tends to be overlooked compared to noise in other industries. However, a 2004 TUC/RNID health and safety report revealed that ...


    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

  • An explosion proof Noise Dosemeter updated for 2007

    Cirrus Research plc announces the introduction of the new version of the CR:110AIS doseBadge Personal Noise Dosemeter, which has ATEX, EEx, IECEx, MSHA and SABS Intrinsic Safety Approval for use in Hazardous zones. The new version of the CR:110AIS has been updated to add a range of new measurement functions, has new software along with a new charging station. Ideal for complying with both ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Personal noise dosimeters hired for Notting Hill Carnival

    Noise levels at the world famous Notting Hill Carnival were this year monitored by four Casella CEL 360 sound level meters hired from Ashtead Technology Rentals. Hosting one of world’s largest street festivals, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council hired the instruments to assess the level of noise council officers would experience during the event and to ensure that music from ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Cutting noise with quiet asphalt and traffic lane management

    Noise pollution affects many Europeans, and for some, it is not only a nuisance - it can also trigger serious disease. Tuesday evening, at a prestigious ceremony in London, the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Noise Abatement Society (NAS) presented the European Soundscape Award for the first time to raise awareness and recognise initiatives that help reduce noise levels. The winner was ...

  • Pulsar Collaborates With Costain On Noise Health Issues

    To promote an increase in the use of personal hearing protection of construction workers in a complex and ambitious railway station development and comply with the noise regulations and local authority Section 61 agreement, Costain have invested in PulsarSafeEar Max noise activated signs. The Costain Construction ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Pulsar Instruments and Interserve collaborate on noise safety system

    Leading noise measurement products manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments, has launched a transportable noise safety system, developed in partnership with Interserve Construction Limited, to be used at live construction environments. Interserve contacted Pulsar Instruments as it was looking to identify problems with operatives and activities that can lead to noise-induced hearing loss in a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • New technology offers low cost noise monitoring

    Networks of wireless sensors could be used to monitor traffic noise. A new study shows that the wifi sensor systems, although slightly less accurate than precision noise monitoring systems, can provide detailed information, with dense coverage, about traffic noise over a longer period. Their low cost and low energy requirements make them particularly suitable and attractive for use by local ...

  • Sound choice for industrial and environmental noise measurements

    Measure, record and analyse industrial and environmental noise If you are looking for a data logging integrating averaging sound level meter to undertake your environmental, vehicle and outdoor noise measurements, look no further than ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • All quiet on the workplace-noise front: keeping employees protected from the risk of noise induced hearing loss

    It’s a decade since the ‘Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’ was passed before coming into force in April 2006, putting in place a more stringent cap on ...


    By Casella

  • Long-term exposure to aircraft emissions causes premature death

    As well as contributing to the greenhouse effect, aircraft emissions have an important impact on air quality and human health. This study, which quantified the effect of civil aviation emissions across the globe, suggests they could be responsible for 16 000 premature deaths every year, at an annual cost of over €18 billion. The air quality costs of aviation were similar to its climate ...

  • How to Prevent Industrial Noise Induced Hearing Loss - Monitoring and Reducing the Risk of Noise in the Workplace

    The risk of noise in the workplace is a very real concern for individuals and companies all over the UK. Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) has a debilitating effect on employees’ everyday and working lives and puts them at risk of not being able to hear alarms and warnings. NIHL also poses potentially devastating legal and financial threats to your company. This article ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Cold storage warehouse fails to protect workers from hazardous gas exposure

    Employer name: Valley International Cold Storage LLC Location: Harlingen, Texas Date citations issued: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citations on July 1. The inspection was opened under the agency's ...

  • Protecting Workers from Hearing Lose Due to Excessive Noise Levels

    Worker exposure to environmental noise is sometimes difficult to avoid. However, understanding noise levels employees are exposed to is not difficult. The most significant effect of high noise levels is permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss and the degree of loss are directly related to the total energy impacting the ears. Often, the total energy at a noise source cannot be changed. In these ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • We’re hearing work-related noise issues, loud and clear

    While awareness of how exposure to harmful dust in the workplace is on the increase, as are the methods for effectively monitoring this, the ongoing problem of noise induced hearing loss, as the global number one preventable occupational disease cannot be ignored. According to a recent article issued by North America’s National Institute of Occupational Health and safety (NIOSH) hearing ...


    By Casella

  • Casella Reports Ongoing Demand For Lightweight And Reliable dBadge Personal Noise Dosimeter

    Further underlining its unrivalled position as the first company to develop an all-digital, ‘badge-style’ personal sound exposure meter for use around the workplace, Casella is reporting ongoing demand for its lightweight yet robust dBadge noise dosimeter series. In fact, sales of the popular and well-proven instrument, which weighs just 71g, have continued to rise since ...


    By Casella

  • Casella Wins ATEX Approval for CEL 350 dbadge Noise Dosimeter

    Casella CEL (UK) launches the new ATEX approved, intrinsically Safe (I.S.) CEL-350 dBadge personal noise dosimeter for use in inflammable atmospheres. The I.S. CEL-350 dBadge can measure all occupational noise parameters in potentially explosive atmospheres, it can record the time history of an individual,s noise exposure throughout the day and features a unique noise exposure alarm. It also ...


    By Casella

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