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  • Entertainment Noise, the Music Industry and the Law

    Since April 2008, the entertainment industry has fallen under ‘The Control of Noise at Work Regulations' (2005). This recognises music as a "deliberate noise created for entertainment purposes", so robust and practical noise exposure guidelines are required to ensure the safety of those employees exposed to the music. Owners and ...


    By Pulsar Instruments 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

  • EU draft law to cut traffic noise written by Porsche

    The Environment Committee of the European Parliament will vote next week on noise limits for vehicles. The compromise proposal put forward by the lead MEP has been drafted by sports car manufacturer Porsche. The vote, scheduled for 19 September, will set noise limits from cars, vans, trucks and buses. A so called “compromise amendment”, normally designed to balance the divided views ...

  • Germany - Reducing Noise Pollution from Aircraft Noise

    The German Federal Government wants to dramatically improve the protection of residents from aircraft noise. This decision is based on a directive (16/509) according to which existing 1971 legislation on protection against noise pollution resulting from air traffic should be “significantly improved”. The government envisages reducing threshold values around large military and civil airports ...


  • North Yorkshire Noise Manufacturer Making A Big Noise

      In an international market dominated by a handful of electronics giants, Filey-based Pulsar Instruments plc has seen the number of its enquiries rise and managed to snatch a healthy slice of the profits both overseas and in the UK. And the future is looking bright. Pulsar Instruments plc was originally founded in Redwood City , California in February ...


    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

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  • Calibrating and servicing noise measurement instruments is not a luxury

    Why have your noise measurement calibrated and serviced? Pulsar Instruments plc, the fastest growing manufacturer of noise measurement products in the world, is highlighting the importance of returning any precision instruments bought from them for regular calibration and servicing. Buying a new noise measurement instrument is an investment.  As such, it is ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise pollution: separate regulations needed for construction

    In a new study, Spanish researchers describe a method specifically designed for measuring and characterising noise from building sites. They claim the method could help shape future policy related to noise pollution caused by the construction industry and provide important information to help reduce construction noise. Several EU directives are concerned with noise pollution and focus on reducing ...

  • Tyres to get energy, noise and safety label

    Tyre and vehicle retailers will have to provide customers with detailed information on the energy efficiency, safety and noise performance of tyres following a vote in the European Parliament’s industry committee on 31 March. Transport and Environment (T&E), the sustainable transport campaign group and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcomed the agreement, which goes further than a ...

  • 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

  • Local gas drilling laws get a key airing in Ohio

    A closely watched lawsuit in Ohio is asking a question that's burning in cities and towns throughout shale country: Can regulations in states eager for the jobs and tax revenues that come with gas and oil drilling trump local restrictions that communities say protect them from haphazard development? The case was brought by Munroe Falls, an Akron suburb of 5,000. It involves a well that Beck ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU law to boost alternative fuels infrastructure is ‘dead letter’, NGO says

    The Council of the EU today passed the infrastructure for alternative fuels law, failing to boost the development of a low-carbon European transport network. The enacted law drops all binding targets for electric charging points or hydrogen. Transport & Environment has said the law is a ‘dead letter’ because it will do nothing to set a level playing field for alternative fuels to ...

  • China brings 130 multinationals to book for `breaking environmental protection laws`

    The news speaker of the SEPA Mr. Tao Detian informed the press over the environmental protection post-checkup results of the rectification of 130 once environmentally law-breaking multinational companies. He noted, multinational companies should strive to improve their capacity and level in self-initiated environmental protection law compliance, establish and amplify their internal environmental ...

  • Proactive noise protection saves money and trouble - Traffic noise remains serious environmental problem

    Dessau-Roßlau, 26 April 2011. Road traffic remains the greatest source of noise, according to the latest noise survey by the Federal Environment Agency, which polled 70,000 participants. The survey says that road traffic noise and aviation noise are the most annoying. "Efforts to protect the public from traffic noise are not yet adequate in Germany. There are still too many people who ...

  • Hull’s new 24 hour Noise Nuisance Officer - The Trojan2 Noise Nuisance Recorder

    Neighbourhood Enforcement Officer Nick Tindall has worked for Hull City Council for over 20 years in a variety of roles so he is no stranger to change when it comes to dealing with neighbourhood disputes, anti social behaviour and noise nuisance. The local population inHullhas changed quite dramatically over recent years with immigrants settling in established neighbourhoods, children’s ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • EU vote to charge heavy lorries for air and noise pollution

    EU Transport Ministers recently voted in favour of new rules which would allow Member States to charge a levy on heavy lorries to cover the cost of air and noise pollution. Under the current "Eurovignette Directive", only costs of maintaining road infrastructure can be charged. This would enable Member States to manage congestion more flexibly, as it would allow differentiation ofcharges ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Vehicle noise deal protects industry rather than health of citizens

    The lives of millions of Europeans will be blighted by an increase in road traffic noise for years to come as a weakened vehicle noise deal was approved by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee today. The Committee voted to accept a deal agreed earlier this month by Member States, the Parliament and the Commission. The law now needs to be rubber-stamped by Member States and the ...

  • Temporary workers exposed to noise, safety hazards in Morris County

    Employers' Names and Locations: The production warehouse of soft drink manufacturer Whitlock Packaging Corp. is located at 92 N. Main St. in Wharton, New Jersey. Customized Distribution Services Inc., a general warehousing and storage contractor hired by Whitlock to run the warehouse's day-to-day operations, is located at 20 Harry Shupe Blvd. in Wharton. Staffing agency Drake ...

  • 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

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