Any contractor with a few years under their belt has experienced it: neighboring residents and businesses struggling to handle the nearby construction noise decide to issue formal noise complaints, delaying the project or outright ending the viability of its completion.
We can all benefit from quieter equipment on worksites. Air compressors are an example of just one of the hundreds of pieces of equipment that make legally dangerous levels of noise. More powerful models of air compressors can reach 100 dB or more, while 85 dB is NIOSH’s recommended exposure limit, beyond which point permanent hearing damage can occur.
Much like construction activity, demolition work also comes hand-in-hand with disruptions to other people’s and businesses’ activities. Reducing the extent of those disruptions is not only the correct and considerate thing to do, but it will also lower the chances of complaints arising and stifling your demolition project. Here are a few ways to avoid demolition complaints.Read more →
Full of heavy machinery, trucks, cranes, ships, and movement, the logistics industry is a hotspot for dangerous levels of environmental noise. This not only threatens the hearing and health of workers, but it also exposes companies to complaints from communities and legal action being taken by action local authorities. There are a number of ways noise can be managed and mitigated in logistics, reducing the likelihood of both health and legal problems arising, and operations being stifled.Read more →
It is to be expected that any machinery weighing in the tonnes like crawlers, dozer, tractors, and cranes, is going to create lots of noise. In many instances, this need not be too much of an issue; in mining, for example, workers can be protected from the noise with PPE, while civilization is often many miles away, unaffected by noise and any subsequent disruption. In other instances, however, proximity to residences and workplaces is unavoidable, creating public disturbance. There are a number of ways to treat this noise and minimize the impact on nearby homes and business, and any potential detrimental effects on operations.Read more →
Noise is an inevitable part of a construction site. The most typical offenders are power tools like gas powered saws, and while noise levels are improving with technological advancements, the noise being generated often surpasses regulatory health and safety limits.Read more →