In her talk, Reducing Noise Exposure in Use of Compressed Air, Daniela Kurczynski, business development manager, Silvent North America, discussed the difference between using an open pipe and air nozzle technology. The presentation was part of the Partners in Prevention health and safety conference and trade show held recently in Mississauga, Ont. Noise and high sound levels in a working environment can cause hearing loss and tinnitus. According to the Silvent website, noise affects people in three different ways: it can be psychologically exhausting and distracting; it can mask other sounds; and it can increase blood pressure, change breathing rhythm and change gastric acid production which will negatively impact blood circulation, sleep and digestion which leads to headaches, sickness and physical and psychological tiredness READ HERE
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