The decibel (dB) is the unit of measurement that describes the intensity of sound. The human ear is tremendously sensitive, and the dB scale is designed to measure that sensitivity. However, the range in sound intensity is so great, the human ear can pick up the sound of a fingertip brushed over someone’s skin as well as incredibly loud engines.
When sound reaches an obstacle, one of three things can occur:Read more →
It is widely recognized that by conforming to noise regulations and avoiding noise complaints, contractors can get a project finished within the desired timeframe and in a cost-effective manner. This is why implementing methods of suppressing workplace noise is important to a job’s success.Read more →
Using a dewatering pump, you may be dismayed at the high levels of noise. You can solve the noise problem by soundproofing your dewatering pump with Echo Barrier portable sound barriers, as outlined in this article. In general, a dewatering pump may issue one of two types of noise: vibration and airborne.Read more →
Just like other worksite hazards and health risks such as spills, chemical exposure, falls, heat and radiation exposure, and physical strain, it is necessary to address noise exposure risks for employee safety and legal responsibility. This is what can be done to reduce noise hazards on a worksite.Read more →
An acoustic shadow results when sound waves fail to spread outward due to disruptions or physical barriers such as buildings, geographical obstructions, or wind currents and can alter our perceptions of events, and can also be controlled to diminishing the impact of high decibel noises.