During this pandemic year, think how difficult and sad it has been not hearing the sounds we love. Now, imagine if your hearing were gone forever or seriously impaired. It’s not a good situation, but it’s a real one, especially in the industrial workplace.
Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work. More than 30 million are exposed to chemicals, some of which are harmful to the ear (ototoxic) and hazardous to hearing. In addition to damaging workers’ quality of life, occupational hearing loss carries a high economic price to society.
Hearing conservation has apparently not been a priority at Prestress Services Industries of Ohio LLC, a full-service structural precast company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Among the 20 safety and health violations found by OSHA inspectors at the company’s Mount Vernon, Ohio concrete production plant:
Noise levels in the facility were above the permissible exposure limit, and
Visual dashboard of noise patterns and exposure levels helps reduce health risks and improve safety programs
October 9, 2019
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a new smart hearing solution that combines cloud-based software and connected, protective headsets to monitor sound in real time and analyze patterns to help companies better protect workers from noise-induced hearing loss.
There are cities around the world where a minority of motorcycle riders believe it’s a good idea to rev their engines repeatedly as they ride up and down the street, happily attracting attention with the ensuing racket.
Casella, a global provider of air sampling, noise and vibration monitoring solutions, will be demonstrating its latest monitoring technology at the 2019 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, Booth #5810, Sept. 9-12 in San Diego, California.
The NSC Congress & Expo is the world's largest annual "must attend" event for safety, health and environmental professionals.
Noise complaints about helicopters flying over New York City are on course to reach a record level this year.
But helicopter industry leaders and public officials can’t agree on the reason.
Some blame a few city residents lodging the bulk of complaints. Others say the rise is caused by unregulated helicopter tours flying from New Jersey or a surge in flights to the Hamptons.
Instant noise exposure reporting protects employees from hearing damage
April 18, 2019
Casella, a leading provider of air sampling, noise and vibration monitoring solutions, announced today its new advanced software package, NoiseSafe. NoiseSafe is designed for use with Casella’s personal dosimeter, the dBadge2, which captures noise exposure in a single measurement and provides subsequent download and analysis.
Noise monitoring specialist Cirrus Research has launched the new MK:440 Noise Sensor LITE, making accurate environmental noise monitoring easier than ever before
March 27, 2019
The new MK:440 Noise Sensor LITE is an entry-level device that has been added to Cirrus’ growing range of environmental monitors, all designed and manufactured in the UK.
Its robust and weatherproof casing is ideal for outdoor noise monitoring, whilst its monitoring technology converts measured noise levels into decibels and provides a standard electrical output suitable for integration with various process systems, including SCADA and DCS.
Some of the most hazardous sounds we hear are brief sounds – noises from impacts and impulses. These arise from sources like household tools, construction, industrial noise, firecrackers, guns, and even automotive airbags. Read More
Among the articles in the September 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have detailed information on pandemic best practices and evolving technology, the pros to sustainable manufacturing, tips for reopening manufacturing facilities during COVID-19, and more.