Will we be able keep New York City quiet as we exit from coronavirus quarantine and return to work?
It takes a global pandemic to bring megacities like New York to a halt. While there are tremendous consequences for many people and businesses as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 virus and the enforced lockdown period, there is a silver lining to be acknowledged. Normally regarded as a painfully loud place, New York City – like so many other metropolitan centers around the world – is experiencing historically low noise levels. The closure of businesses, the cessation of most construction, and confinement of millions upon millions of people has drastically changed the sensory experience of city life.Read more →
There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a circular saw, and noise is one of the biggest. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to sounds louder than 85 decibels (dB) can be hazardous to your health. And while ear muffs can protect your hearing, noisy equipment can also be a nuisance for family, pets, and neighbors.Read more →
Electric jackhammers are significantly quieter than pneumatic ones. They are also more portable and easier to use. Although they are not as powerful, they only require a single cable connection which makes them convenient to use. Here are 3 quietest electric jackhammers of 2019.
Upon considering noise attenuating barrier products like Echo Barrier, you may ask yourself: “I’ve been using hoarding for years, isn’t that blocking noise anyway?” Certainly, a small amount of sound is being prevented from passing through to the other side; however, not only is this amount a fraction of that reduced by Echo Barriers, but it is dangerously reflecting sound back toward the noise source and people exposed internal to the perimeter.
Furthermore, the cumbersome nature of heavier objects used in hoarding make installation, disassembly, and reuse far more difficult.Read more →
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.
Workplace safety regulation comprises the mitigation a large range of hazards, none less than environmental noise (or "occupational noise").
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Echo Barrier prides itself on not only providing the capability of up to a 43 dB reduction of noise, but also of designing and manufacturing strong products that withstand the demands of harsh work environments, and protect workers and the public from a number of these dangers.