Raising the awareness of the harmful effect noise can have on human hearing if not controlled is something that we, at Pulsar Instruments, feel strongly about. For example, are you aware of the dangers of exposure to loud, sudden bangs or excessive noise over time? Did you know that the legal limit on the level of noise to which a worker may be exposed to over a day or week is 87 decibels? Were you aware that over one million employees in the UK are exposed to levels of noise that puts their hearing at risk?
If you have an interest in occupational deafness and are responsible to prevent it, take a look at some of the key events taking place over the coming months and increase your noise awareness in 2015!
On the 24th-26th March, we will be holding a stand at the Safety and Health Event at the NEC in Birmingham. This show is a great way to network and, for HSE professionals, a chance to see the latest technology on offer. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet face-to-face with manufacturers such as Pulsar Instruments. The event is guaranteed to attract a large turnout and feature talks from top industry professionals over the three days. We will showcase our entire range of personal noise exposure meters, noise-activated warning boards and occupational sound level meters.
International Noise Awareness Day
On 29th April, people, businesses, and governments all over the world will commemorate the 20th annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD). This is a one-day event that aims to raise awareness of issues around noise and the effect that it can have on health if it is not controlled properly. Many people, especially those in the workplace, neglect the importance of regulating harmful noise and do not appreciate fully the health, reputational and financial implications this can have as a result. Therefore, this event is crucial in raising noise awareness and providing vital information for employers and workers across the world.
International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) started originally in America. Although the noise legislation between the US and the UK differs in parts, many of the issues raised in it are relevant and applicable to other countries around the world.
For more information on this event, follow the link.
This is another key event that will be taking place between the 18th and the 23rd May in the UK. Its aim is to raise the awareness of noise pollution and mobilise authorities, housing providers, neighbourhoods and businesses to tackle noise issues. Noise pollution can affect all members of society, and over-exposure can cause serious long-term health implications such as hearing loss, tinnitus and/or stress. Although this is a UK initiative, it will address many of the issues raised in the International Noise Awareness Day. To find out if there is an event taking place near you, follow the link.
So there you have it – some of the key noise awareness events to get involved with this year! Make sure you subscribe to our blog to receive all of the latest industry news and articles each week. Alternatively, if this post has raised questions that you would like to discuss further with our team, please get in touch on 01723 518011.
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