Noise Control Consultants

We provide noise and sound mitigation consulting services.

Our experienced technicians (in conjunction with consulting professional engineers, architects, and other consultants) can work with your organization to provide relief for many common issues such as:

Open floorplan noise in call centers Unwanted sound transmission in medical and dental offices Noise and vibration emanating from Crossfit and other gym and workout facilities HVAC and other building equipment whether on the ground or roof-mounted Unpleasant room acoustics in restaurants, nightclubs, and auditoriums Machine noise in factories, distribution centers, and retail establishments Noise from playgrounds and recreational areas

Contact us today at project@osatusa.com . . . → Read More: Noise Control Consultants

Noise and Sound Mitigation Consulting

While we are well known for providing noise, vibration, air-quality, and other environmental testing, you may not realize that we also provide noise and sound mitigation consulting services. Our experienced technicians (in conjunction with consulting professional engineers and other consultants) can work with your organization to provide relief for many common issues such as:

Open floorplan noise in call centers Unwanted sound transmission in medical and dental offices Noise and vibration emanating from Crossfit and other gym and workout facilities HVAC and other building equipment whether on the ground or roof-mounted Unpleasant room acoustics in restaurants, nightclubs, and auditoriums Machine . . . → Read More: Noise and Sound Mitigation Consulting

HIPAA and your practice….

As you probably already know, T\the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.

Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.

What does this mean for your practice?

Whether you are a medical doctor, dentist, mental health professional, or other health care provider it means that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your patient’s records.

You’ve probably already . . . → Read More: HIPAA and your practice….

Distribution Center Testing

The amount of packages moving across the United States each and every day is truly staggering. If you’ve ever been in a large scale distribution center (such as the distribution centers for FEDEX Ground – we’ve tested many of their facilites) you’ll quickly realize that no matter how much automation has taken the place of humans, there are still many women and men working along side of the machines.

While machines are (mostly) insensitive to noise, light, and air quality issues, the same cannot be said for the people working inside the facility.

That’s where On-Site Acoustic Testing comes in. . . . → Read More: Distribution Center Testing

Light Quality Testing

Great lighting makes any room look better…that’s something that you probably would expect to hear from an interior decorator, but the truth is that proper lighting is essential for any and every workplace, restaurant, or retail establishment.

On-Site Acoustic Testing can provide lighting surveys (in LUX or Footcandles) to determine whether your lighting is suitable for the area and purpose.

The following table illustrates acceptable minimum levels of lighting (in LUX) in different areas:

Recommended Lux Levels by Area

Area Nominal Illumination Level in Lumens/Square Meter (lux) Office Space Normal work station space, open or closed offices1 500 ADP Areas . . . → Read More: Light Quality Testing

FSTC (Field Sound Transmission Class) is now ASTC (Apparent Sound Transmission Class)! ASTM E336 – 14

Recently the name of the field sound transmission class rating system which was known as FSTC has been changed to apparent sound transmission class (ASTC).

What does this mean, to you, the end user?

The simple answer is: not very much!

The test is still conducted using the same basic methodology, meaning that the equipment and testing process is largely the same.

So be aware that test results that used to say FSTC now say ASTC.

ASTM E336 – 14

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Airborne Sound Attenuation between Rooms in Buildings

FIIC (Field Insulation Impact Class) is now AIIC (Apparent Impact Insulation Class)! ASTM E1007 – 14

Recently the name of the field insulation impact class rating system which was known as FIIC has been changed to apparent impact insulation class.

What does this mean, to you, the end user?

The simple answer is: not very much!

The test is still conducted using the same basic methodology, meaning that the equipment and testing process is largely the same.

So be aware that test results that used to say FIIC now say AIIC.

 

ASTM E1007 – 14

Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Tapping Machine Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies and Associated Support Structures

ASTM Tests that On-Site Acoustic Testing Performs

E90 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements E413 Classification for Rating Sound Insulation E492 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies Using the Tapping Machine C634 Standard Terminology Relating to Building and Environmental Acoustics E966 Standard Guide for Field Measurements of Airborne Sound Insulation of Building Facades and Facade Elements E989 Standard Classification for Determination of Impact Insulation Class (IIC) E1007 Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Tapping Machine Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies and Associated Support Structures E1110 Standard Classification . . . → Read More: ASTM Tests that On-Site Acoustic Testing Performs

Noise, vibration, air, or water quality testing at your facility

Workplace Noise Testing Services

If you’ve built a business, you know that your employee’s health and welfare is a critical part of your business’s overall wellness. The fact is, that workers who are exposed to high levels of noise are susceptible to long-term hearing loss as well as other health related issues. In addition to the physical and emotional toll this can take upon your employee, it can potentially put your business at risk for costly and time-consuming workers compensation actions. The only way to be sure that your employees and partners are safe is to have workplace noise level . . . → Read More: Noise, vibration, air, or water quality testing at your facility

Noise Dosimetry Testing Services

Whether it comes by way of your insurance company, a client’s request for an audit, ISO certification, or the long arm of OSHA and/or MSHA, at some point your company is likely going to need to provide documented evidence of the noise levels to which your employees are exposed to during their working day. Simply taking noise level measurements in the area where workplace activities are in process is not enough. Those readings can easily give you levels that are too high, or worse yet, too low! The only way to properly gauge the exposure to noise and sound that . . . → Read More: Noise Dosimetry Testing Services