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Noise

Series: Noise Control 101

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013 by joreilly No Comments

Part 5:  Noise Controls: Noise Reduction Products Effective noise reduction products combine sound absorption and noise barrier properties. BBC:  features a reinforced loaded vinyl noise barrier with a quilted fiberglass sound absorber on one side. The rugged durable exterior barrier is commonly used as a wrap or acoustical jacket due to its ability to conform […]

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Sound Waves

Series: Noise Control 101

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by joreilly No Comments

Part 4:  Noise Controls – Source Modification A noise problem has three parts:  a source; a path; the receiver (employee). Intervention at any point in the path from the source to the receiver can reduce employee exposure to noise. Noise produced by a source travels outward in all directions. If walls, floors, and ceiling are […]

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Series: Noise Control 101

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by joreilly No Comments

  Part 3:  Noise Controls – Engineering Controls Noise controls can be divided into three types:  administrative controls; engineering controls; personal protective equipment. Engineering controls involve modifying or replacing equipment, or making related physical changes at the noise source or along the transmission path (with the exception of hearing protection) to reduce the noise level at […]

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Series: Noise Control 101

Posted on: May 16th, 2013 by joreilly No Comments

Part 2:  How To Evaluate Noise Exposure   The first step toward solving any noise problem is to define it. To understand what requirements must be implemented according to OSHA’s noise standard 29 CFR 1910.95, it is necessary to determine exposure levels. 1.         Know the indications of a noise problem.  There are various factors that […]

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Series: Noise Control 101

Posted on: May 9th, 2013 by joreilly No Comments

  Part 1:  OSHA Stats & Facts OSHA’s research shows: Hearing loss to be a significant workplace health issue, with more than 20,000 workers annually experiencing hearing loss. Only 34 percent of workers exposed to potentially harmful noise levels wear hearing protective devices (HPDs). Estimated 5% of workers receive the noise reduction rating (NRR) from […]

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