On a construction site, hearing yourself think is easier when your portable generator – be it on the smaller end of 50 kW up past 1,000 kW – is quiet. Here are three power levels and some of the quietest generators in each category.Read more →
Equipment on a worksite is exposed to unforgiving conditions, and so whether its the hardware we use or the safety equipment we wear, it needs to be designed and built tough. A key part of retaining a piece of equipment’s durability is its maintenance, including cleaning.
As advanced and efficient as power tools are becoming, one thing remains the same: they are obnoxiously loud. Thankfully, there are many varieties of tools and equipment available to mitigate the harmful effects of noise exposure for workers who spend hours at workplaces, on construction sites, and around machinery in noisy conditions.
However, most solutions don’t address the spread of noise beyond the worksite itself and disturbing the general public, and common barricade solutions either reduce minimal noise, are cumbersome, or both, and can even exacerbate the noise internally by reflecting it back onto the site.
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Worksites, workshops, and events can all present challenging and unpredictable issues with regards to noise, especially when they are more dynamic in nature, with moving parts and setups in heavily built-up areas. Keeping a lid on this noise as to not disturb surrounding neighborhoods is can be costly and time-consuming given that the noise sources may only be disruptive for short periods and in varying locations; erecting hoarding and heavy noise abatement barriers may simply not be viable.Read more →
Silica dust inhalation is a serious workplace safety issue and something that OSHA (the Occupational Safety & Health Administration) emphasize. There are many methods that can be implemented in order to minimize the dispersal and subsequent inhalation of crystalline silica on a worksite. One such method is the containment of dust using durable enclosures and barriers.
An acoustic shadow results when sound waves fail to spread outward due to disruptions or physical barriers such as buildings, geographical obstructions, or wind currents and can alter our perceptions of events, and can also be controlled to diminishing the impact of high decibel noises.