Applying noise mitigation measures like Echo Barrier temporary noise barriers is the first step to lowering the sonic impact of a worksite and machinery on its environment. However, paramount to the effectiveness of this application is an understanding of how and why Echo Barriers are used to block noise.Read more →
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How loud is too loud? A jackhammer outside your window at 8 o’clock in the morning is too loud, especially if you’re a shift worker trying to go to sleep. Someone unwrapping a piece of candy eight rows behind you at the movies? Also too loud.
There is nothing quite as irritating as a noisy HVAC unit when you simply want to get to work on a site or relax in your office space or home. All HVAC systems are bound to make some noise, given that they are shunting air throughout a building, and normal noise levels are generally well worth tolerating for the comfort your HVAC provides.
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?