We were recently asked to make an assessment of noise at work at a toilet tissue manufacturer. Sorry, did I say blogroll? Ok bad pun out of the way. On to the interesting stuff.
It’s true to say there are many and varied methods of reducing an employee’s daily noise exposure level, from job rotation to screening to ear defenders…and of course in some workplace environments it’s possible to cut down the noise by introducing acoustic absorption onto hard surfaces within the building.
Now I don’t know what you know about toilet rolls…Ok everyone knows something about them but maybe what you really didn’t know is that before they become little pre packed necessities on the supermarket shelf they’re rather larger. In fact in their unprocessed state they come from a mass producer as a really huge roll. About three meters high in fact. Which you have to admit would even sort some politicians out.
And the thing about tissue is it’s actually quite absorbent. And yes. I am talking about sound. And when you get a warehouse full of them then those sound reflections really don’t stand much of a chance. Which in this case was pretty good news for the guys doing the processing on the shop floor.
Just so ya know. Acoustic absorption can work in some work spaces. Even if it is soft strong and very long.