Like in most big cities, the last thing anyone wants is to be woken up at dawn with jackhammering sounds echoing throughout the neighborhood. Construction noise, with little to no restrictions, can cause excessive health damage – this was one of the main reasons for the implementation of the Chicago noise ordinance.Read more →
Mining can be a precarious business. Extracting resources is usually a colossal undertaking, often involving the alteration of entire landscapes, and, as such, it requires due preparation for the assessment and mitigation of any hazards that are expected to arise. Noise is one of those inevitable hazards found on a mine site, and is responsible for a host of complications, including the deterioration of worker hearing and the disruption of entire communities.Read more →
Although gensets (or generators) are a reliable source of emergency power, the trade-off seems to be noise. That said, some manufacturers build generators to be quieter than others, prioritising occupational health & safety and well-being.Read more →
An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a necessity for any project with the possibility of having a significant adverse impact on the environment. It’s even more essential for mining projects and other major developmental projects. You need to follow a series of steps to determine whether you need to conduct an EIA and how to accomplish it. Here are the seven steps you should follow:Read more →
Frequency weightings allow us to adjust decibel readings taken by noise-measuring instruments in order to more accurately reflect the true noise level as perceived by humans.