That smartphone in your pocket can function as a great sound level meter (SPL) if you have the right application installed. Try one of these six iOS apps to measure noise levels on all sorts of activities like construction and live music.
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 →
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 →
It is widely recognized that by conforming to noise regulations and avoiding noise complaints, contractors can get a project finished within the desired timeframe and in a cost-effective manner. This is why implementing methods of suppressing workplace noise is important to a job’s success.Read more →