doseBadge Noise Dosemeter for Noise at Work Assessments

By: Noisemeters  05/12/2011
Keywords: Noise at Work, sound level meter, Noise Exposure

doseBadge for Noise at Work Measurement

The doseBadge is a noise dosemeter that mounts on the worker's shoulder, monitoring the noise exposure throughout the working shift.

  • Strong cast alloy case
  • No wires to catch on machinery
  • No controls that encourage tampering
  • Simultaneous Leq, Lep,d (LEX,8h) and Peak
  • "A" frequency weighting with "C" weighting for Peak
  • Rechargeable battery

doseBadge Noise Dosemeter

The doseBadge system is the perfect solution for the measurement of a worker's exposure to noise.  The badge is small and light, with no cable or controls (all control is via infra-red).  There is also a huge cost saving where multiple dosemeters are required.


Why Use a Dosemeter?

When it comes to measuring noise in the workplace, there are two options: a hand-held sound level meter or a noise dosemeter. The dosemeter (like the doseBadge) is the best option when workers are moving between locations, between different pieces of machinery, or are working in an area that makes it difficult or dangerous to follow them round with a sound level meter. In these cases, rather than making lots of spot measurements with a sound level meter and then calculating the worker's noise exposure (LEP,d or LEX,8hr), a dosemeter monitors for the full working shift and provides you with these parameters.

Regulations and Standards

In order to meet with the regulations (such as the EU and UK noise at work regulations), a sound level meter or noise dosemeter must meet certain standards. The doseBadge meets the standards required by these regulations:

Keywords: Noise at Work, Noise Exposure, sound level meter

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