Capturing noise exposure levels of workers with Pulsar’s noise dosimeters

Innovative Personal Noise doseBadge: unique shape, innovative functional design from Pulsar Instruments

Pulsar Instruments plc have made assessing and capturing the true noise exposure of workers in a range of settings simple with its innovative noise doseBadge: Model 22.

This revolutionary personal noise exposure dosimeter is a self-contained device also known as PSEM, that has no cables, displays or controls, making it the perfect solution for occupational noise dosimetry, as the unit cannot be tampered easily with during measurements.

Such device can be found in use in settings ranging from construction sites, mines,  transportation (highway maintenance) and even entertainment venues (e.g. orchestra) to name a few.

A noise doseBadge communicates with an infra-red Reader Unit - which uses similar technology to a television remote control. The Reader Unit controls the noise doseBadge in order to program, calibrate, start-stop, download and store noise measurements.

All key measurement parameters taken can be viewed on the large clear backlit screen of the Reader Unit, which also displays a time history graph of the worker's daily noise exposure.

The Reader Unit contains an integral acoustic calibrator allowing the doseBadge to be calibrated prior to and following each measurement in accordance with international regulations. Worldwide Occupational or Industrial Noise Regulations require the typical daily exposure of an individual worker to be determined. The Pulsar noise doseBadge automatically achieves this by computing the Daily Exposure for European legislation or the Time Weighted Average for US-based legislation.

User-friendly doseBadge software for reporting data

Noise dosimetry measurements are only the beginning. Pulsar Instruments' effective, user-friendly software package Pulsar dBLink3 allows users to analyse and transform the raw data into informative report formats, simplifying a potentially complex and time-consuming analysis process.

Comprehensive ‘Time History' information allows safety professionals to establish when key noise problems occur during a worker's day. The additional ‘C' weighted peak Time History allows users to fully assess risks from impulsive noise in the workplace.

Sarah Brack of Pulsar Instruments said: ‘The doseBadge system is perfect for the Health & Safety manager who has limited time for noise measurement or where workers are on the move as part of their job and, as such, make the monitoring of noise with a conventional hand-held meter difficult to undertake.  The Pulsar doseBadge can be started at the beginning of a shift and stopped at the end.  Data can be downloaded from the Reader unit as and when required.  It really is that simple'.

Find out more about Pulsar personal noise exposure meter and how it can be used in the workplace as part of your health & safety strategy. Or for more information phone Pulsar on 01723 518011.

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