According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some 22 million U.S. workers are currently exposed to hazardous noise conditions. Excessive workplace noise is linked not only to hearing loss, but also to a host of other medical conditions, including cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and coronary heart disease (CHD).
Industrial plants are known for being loud, acoustically-harsh environments. The combination of high ceilings, reflective surfaces and the din from heavy machinery creates an optimal environment for reverberation and noise.
Columbus, Ohio Wastewater Treatment Plant improves working conditions with Eckel acoustic panels
May 30, 2017
It’s a fact of life in every industrial facility: Heavy machinery and a cavernous room are a bad combination. The noise generated in such an environment quickly becomes intolerable, not to mention dangerous for those working there.
When event manager and noise consultant Chris Selkirk goes on to a festival site for the first time, in his own words, he is looking for a “win-win-win” scenario on noise measurement and compliance. For many years Chris has been brought in by festival organisers for his expertise in noise measurement and acoustic understanding at large outdoor events.