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  • What Are the Employers Responsibilities Regarding Noise at Work?

    The dangers of excessive noise levels at work are well documented. Not only does loud noise pose a threat to workers’ hearing; it can also impair their ability to hear alarms and warnings in emergency situations. Then there are the legal and financial implications for your company if taken to ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Measurement of noise levels for trackside workers

    Cirrus Research plc announces the introduction of a new simple Sound Level Meter, designed to ensure quick, reliable noise measurements. Marketing Manager, James Tingay comments: “The CR:262 has been designed to meet the needs of the Safety Officer who needs an accurate measurement tool but who also needs an instrument that can be picked up and used without having to go through a complicated ...


    By Cirrus Research 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

  • 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

  • Noise exposure good practice guide from Europe

    The European Environment Agency have published a good practice guide for the assessment of noise exposure and potential health effects. It is intended to assist practiioners and policy makers tasked with implementing the Environmental Noise Directive. It covers exposure response relationships. risk assessment and quality targets. the guide also contains useful guides to terminology and ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Simple to use Sound Level Meter meets the new Noise at Work Regulations

    Marketing Manager, James Tingay comments: “The CR:262 has been designed to meet the needs of the Safety Officer who needs an accurate measurement tool but who also needs an instrument that can be picked up and used without having to go through a complicated setup or having to read a long manual. The introduction of the new Control Noise at Work Regulations in April 2006 has put the focus onto ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • UK health & safety agency introduces new noise-at-work regulations

    The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (Noise Regulations) will come into force for the music and entertainment sectors on 6th April bringing them in line with all other sectors where the regulations have been in force since April 2006. The noise regulations will now apply to pubs and clubs, amplified live music events, orchestras and other premises where live music or recorded music is ...

  • 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

  • ‘Safety Professionals’ Noise Assessment Kits The sound combination

    Pulsar now offer a combination of any of its sound level meter and doseBadge system supplied in one kit case as a Safety Professional ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • New bespoke noise assesssment kits from Pulsar Instruments

    Safety Professionals can now combine any sound level meters from Pulsar Instruments - including the latest Pulsar NOVA range - with the revolutionary Pulsar doseBadge system to create their very own noise assessment measurement kit.  Simply, it is the most flexible way to address ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Download our FREE eBook: The 5 Biggest Noise At Work Mistakes...and How To Fix Them

    Download this eBook to uncover the most common mistakes when measuring workplace noise. Gain useful tips from our noise experts on how to avoid themand complete a successful Noise At Work assessment. What You'll Learn: How to start a noise risk assessment in your workplace What to consider when choosing the right ...


    By Cirrus Research 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

  • Road traffic noise increases risk of heart attack

    Noise is a serious and growing environmental problem worldwide. New research reveals that exposure to high levels of road traffic noise increases the risk of heart attacks. These findings add to concerns about the impact of noise on health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 40 per cent of the European population is exposed to noise from road traffic exceeding 55 decibels ...

  • Environment: Speaking the same language on noise exposure

    Quantifying noise exposure will be significantly easier thanks to a new set of common noise assessment methods published today. Comparable data on noise exposure in Europe is a prerequisite to set up EU policies to reduce noise pollution, a growing health and economic concern all over Europe. The new methods – known as Common Noise Assessment Methods in Europe (CNOSSOS-EU) – were ...

  • Versatile Noise Meters ideal for both occupational & enviromental noise measurements

    The 6 new sound level meters that make the "Noise Quantifier" series can be effortlessly used in a wide range of noise monitoring applications both in industrial or environmental settings. The noise meters have been designed with the Health and Safety Professional in mind: Compliant with virtually all worldwide noise measurement regulations Robust and practical to use – no ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Traffic noise exposure usefully assessed by END digital maps

    Digital noise maps developed under the EU’s Environmental Noise Directive (END) are a useful way of assessing traffic noise exposure for local residents, according to a recent Swedish study. The END maps could also be used to standardise noise exposure information in noise and health research. Environmental noise, from sources including road, rail and air traffic, not only causes annoyance ...

  • Casella collaborate with CIOB

    The programme features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles. In it, Casella demonstrates how their monitoring solutions are helping organisations adopt a new approach of “Treating Health like Safety”  and introducing this new perspective into the workplace. Watch the video here. ...


    By Casella

  • Children are more hyperactive if they live near busy roads

    Children living close to busy roads may have an increased risk of hyperactivity. They may also have more emotional problems, especially if they are exposed to higher levels of noise during the night, according to research carried out on children’s health in Germany. Research on the negative health effects of noise on children has mainly focused on aircraft noise at school, but less is known ...

  • 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

  • Road traffic noise increases risk of diabetes

    Increasing noise levels are a global environmental concern, and have been linked to important health issues, such as heart disease and cognitive development. New Danish research has now shown that it is also associated with an increased risk of diabetes. It has been estimated that approximately a third of the population of the EU is exposed to traffic noise in the home that exceeds World ...

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