Employee Hearing Tests, Industrial Deafness & Noise at Work

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A recent report issued by the Medico Legal Society notes that more and more workers are claiming that their hearing has been irreversibly damaged by noise at work, calling the phenomenon ‚’the new whiplash’. The total number of claims is …

How Sensitive Are Our Ears to Noise At Work?

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Your ears are amazing. That might sound like something that ranks fairly highly on a list of terrible pick-up lines, but people are often unaware of the incredible feats that their ears perform on a daily basis. In fact, your …

Avoiding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Vital Facts

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As the name suggests, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a slow and irreversible loss of hearing which can be entirely avoided by taking the necessary precautions. NIHL can be debilitating, affect quality of life and trigger tinnitus, which may be …

The Loudest Jobs in the World

Loudest Jobs in the World

While many parents or children’s birthday party organisers might be convinced that they hold the title of ‚’loudest job in the world’, there are many acoustic consultant verified professions that stretch the limits of the sound level meter. Some are …

Further guidance and proprietary systems from British Gypsum

Full specifications for all British Gypsum products are available at http://www.british-gypsum.com/literature along with guidance for specific sector requirements and safety information. British Gypsum also provide comprehensive guidance for installation of their products as well as information about further training at …

What acoustic insulation is available?

The following table shows a comparison of the weighted sound reduction index of various insulation products. These values are quoted by the manufacturer when the product is used in conjunction with suitably designed contructions. Product Average RW value (dB) Rockwool …

What is the best floating floor?

The following table provides a comparison of the airborne and impact noise reduction performance of various overlay floor systems. These values are quoted by the manufacturer when the product is used in conjunction with suitably designed constructions. PRODUCT AIRBORNE PERFORMANCE …

Non Load Bearing Walls

For the junction of a non-load bearing light steel frame internal wall with a light steel joist with board separating floor ensure: The joints between wall boards and the ceiling boards are sealed with tape or caulked with sealant. The …

Load Bearing Internal Walls

For the junction of a load bearing light steel frame internal wall with a light steel joist with board separating floor ensure: The wall boards are not in direct contact with the floor decking board or the flooring board. The …

Composite separating floor

For the junction of a shallow composite separating floor with an external cavity wall with a light steel inner leaf ensure: The wall boards are not in direct contact with the floor treatment or the composite slab. The decking may …