Exposed To Sub-Zero dB...What Happens?

Posted by Echo Barrier on Feb 20, 2019 4:45:53 PM

We all know what it's like to be subjected to high levels of noise, whether it's having been in a congested city center, at a rock show, a construction site, a sporting event, or in a night club, and we all know of the dangers of prolonged exposure. But what happens when things get a little...too quiet?

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How Does Silica Dust Cause Cancer?

Posted by Echo Barrier on Feb 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Silica, also known as quartz, is a naturally occurring mineral. You can find it in all sorts of construction materials, and it is also occasionally used in household products. Microscopic, crystalline particles of quartz called silica dust have been shown to increase your risk of cancer.

That something so small can do so much damage seems hard to believe – so how exactly can silica dust cause cancer?

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VIDEO: Mitigating Loud Construction Tool Noise

Posted by Echo Barrier on Feb 12, 2019 9:56:26 AM

Construction in close proximity to residential areas is always a delicate affair. It's a balancing act between finishing the project on time and maintaining amicable relations with the community. That's why it's important to be on top of any threats of disturbance, particularly that of noise.

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Explained Simply: Loudness vs. Volume

Posted by Echo Barrier on Feb 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The terms volume and loudness do not refer to the same thing; however, people do interchange them, which can cause confusion. In the acoustics world, precision in language is important.

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VIDEO: The Shocking Results Of Silica Dust Exposure

Posted by Echo Barrier on Feb 5, 2019 10:18:00 AM


Silica does not normally present a major threat to health because it is bound up in materials and not present in the air we breath . But modern work practices disturb this and release silica into the air, where it can enter the lung. This can present a serious occupational hazard.

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NYC Noise Codes: A Simple Guide

Posted by Echo Barrier on Feb 1, 2019 1:31:09 PM

New York City’s noise ordinances can seem complex at times. This simple guide provides a quick reference for noise mitigation requirements within the city.

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