workplace noise News

  • 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

  • New Workplace Noise Module in IMMI

    From now on a Workplace Noise Module is available for IMMI ! Workplace noise is one of the most pressing and understood problems in technical acoustics. Up to now, IMMI concentrated only on the fields of traffic-related or industry-related noise problems – have you ever been in the situation of subcontracting noise propagation calculation inside industrial halls? From now on you ...


    By Wölfel Group

  • 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

  • Pulsar: a unique range of sound meters to measure workplace noise

    Pulsar Instruments plc, a leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance niose measurement equipment, is now offering a full range of instrumentation to suit most applications and budgets. Taking noise measurements couldn't be easier. All Pulsar Instruments are affordable, simple to use and effective whilst complying with national standards. The name Pulsar is synonym with reliability and ...


    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

  • Monitoring Noise Levels in the Workplace with the Pulsar Nova Sound Level Meters

    Sound Level meters have come a long way since they were first launched and are becoming increasingly easy to operate.  Pulsar Nova sound level meters are the latest addition to an already extensive range of noise measurement instruments.  They have been designed with the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 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

  • 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

  • Initiative launched to encourage quieter workplaces

    A new initiative has been launched to encourage manufacturers to make quieter machinery and businesses to use it, in a bid to reduce noise-related ill health in the workplace. 170,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, tinnitus or other ear conditions as a result of exposure to excessive noise at work and the 'Buy Quiet' campaign, led by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), is about getting ...

  • 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

  • Testing for Styrene is becoming increasingly important in the workplace

    The US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) states that human exposure to high levels of styrene may induce adverse nervous system effects.Styrene, also known as vinyl benzene, as well as numerous other names, is an organic compound found in many manufacturing processes. Under normal conditions, this aromatic hydrocarbon is an oily liquid. It evaporates easily and has a sweet ...


  • Lead Exposure at Ohio Workplace Costs Company $126,700

    � An Ohio-based glass company has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 15 health violations. The company’s projected fines total $126,700. The violations were detected by OSHA following a complaint stating that workers were not provided with adequate protective equipment and were being exposed lead. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Certified Industrial Hygienists Help Prevent Workplace Hazards

    Last month, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was interviewed for an article with NBC News.  The article, “OSHA Chief: Inequality in America is About Workplace Hazards, Too” discusses workplace challenges that concern more than just what a worker earns. In the article, David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H., states, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • First for Noise at Work measurement products

    Make noise at work your priority The function of Health and Safety management is challenging and covers a number of areas which demand attention. As professionals we are constantly reminded that, in this area of work, noise levels measurement is only one of the many tasks that need to be implemented to achieve compliance in the workplace. However, it is important ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Sound noise testing solutions for ensuring Noise at Work compliance

    When it comes to ensuring compliance with the Noise at Work Regulations (2005) in an industrial setting such as a factory, workshop, warehouse or a construction site, one thing is for sure: you need outstanding noise testing and noise monitoring technology to obtain the best results. The Noise at Work ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Reviewing the multiple impacts of noise pollution

    While occupational exposure to noise has declined, ‘social’ exposure in the form of personal music players or rock concerts is estimated to have tripled for young people since the 1980s. A new review examines studies that have investigated noise sources, including environmental (e.g. traffic) and social (e.g. via headphones) sources. The review also explores research into the range of ...

  • Houston manufacturer cited by US Labor Department`s OSHA for exposing workers to amputation, electrical, noise and other workplace hazards DeWalch Technologies Inc. fined $85,400

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited DeWalch Technologies Inc. with 32 safety and health violations. The proposed fines total $85,400 for exposing workers to amputation, electrical, noise and other workplace hazards at its manufacturing facility on Wynnwood Lane in Houston. OSHA's Houston North Area Office began the inspection under its regional ...

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