Generators are far from the loudest piece of equipment going around; however, they do tend to run most incessantly, producing noise over periods of days at a time with the likelihood of disrupting nearby residents and the general public. Given their typical use, they are also often left in close vicinity to sidewalks and public areas such as during events and on construction sites.Read more →
The health effects of silica dust exposure are now widely known, and regulation across industries has tightened. Since September 2017, the Operational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has enforced the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction standard, a revision of occupational exposure limits.Read more →
It's easy to get lost between all the numbers, terminology, and data when dealing with sound, noise, and acoustics in general. After all, it’s not a simple science.
We all agree that excessive noise — audible output created by other people — is annoying. But were you aware that noise pollution is an environmental hazard? According to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in October 2018 and supported by the most rigorous, evidence-based research, noise pollution contributes to heart and circulatory disease, hearing impairment, adverse birth conditions, and mental health and a host of other ailments threatening to diminish our quality of life.
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.