Wat doet een arbeidshygiënist eigenlijk?

Veiligheidskundige, bedrijfsarts, arbeidshygiënist, …. er zijn veel verschillende beroepen binnen de arbodienstverlening. Maar wat doet eigenlijk een arbeidshygiënist? De Amerikaanse vereniging van arbeidshygiënisten (AIHA) heeft een duidelijke en goede film gemaakt over wat ons beroep inhoudt en betekent voor de mensen en de werkvloer: ‘The right thing to do’.
Een zeer inspirerend film [al zeg het ZELF, als arbeidshygiënist bij PRISMA ;-)].

Mocht je meer willen weten over wat een arbeidshygiënist kan betekenen op jouw werkplek of lijkt het werk of een HBO- of academische opleiding tot arbeidshygiënist wel interessant?

Bezoek de website van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Arbeidshygiëne: NVvA http://www.arbeidshygiene.nl
Je kunt de NVvA ook volgen via het Twitteraccount @Arbeidshygiene.

SoundMeter by Faber Acoustical, LLC

SoundMeter turns your iOS device into a handheld sound level meter (SLM).
The built-in and headset microphones are suitable for certain, basic sound level measurements, but high precision external microphones may also be used with appropriate interface hardware. Even though default sensitivity values are included for the built-in and headset microphones, for best results, SoundMeter should be calibrated before use. Sound levels may be off by a few dB when using the default microphone sensitivity.

For iPhone/iPad/iPod touch audio I/O compatibility and frequency response measurements, visit http://blog.FaberAcoustical.com.
NOTE: SoundMeter has not been shown to meet ANSI or IEC standards for sound level meters.

– Measure time-weighted and equivalent sound levels.
– Employ Flat, A, or C frequency weighting.
– Time-weighted measurement options include Fast, Slow, and Impulse weightings.
– Keep track of peak and maximum sound levels.
– Save high-resolution sound level display images to PDF files or to the device’s Camera Roll photo album. Descriptive text may be added to the image before it is saved.
– SoundMeter also offers data sharing via photo and email.
– Calibration controls enable automatic calibration, relative to a calibrated sound level meter, or manual entry of the microphone sensitivity.
– SoundMeter supports rotating an iPhone upside down, so the built-in microphone sits on top of the device when measuring sound levels.
– With the iPhone’s built-in microphone, SoundMeter can measure peak sound levels of up to approximately 105 dB. With the iPhone’s included headset microphone, SoundMeter can measure peak sound levels of up to approximately 100 dB. (These limits are due to iPhone hardware, not the SoundMeter software.)
Results may vary between iPhones and headset microphones. Faber Acoustical, LLC Web SiteSoundMeter Support What’s New in Version 2.0.3 Version 2.0.3 – An issue which sometimes prevented audio output from working properly has been corrected.
– Users are prompted once to reset default microphone and headset input sensitivities.


GehoorTest van Aveos

Wanneer je jong bent, kun je tonen tot soms wel 20KHz horen. Naarmate je ouder wordt, neemt de gevoeligheid van je oren af voor de hogere tonen.

Blootstelling aan hard geluid of lawaai kan het gehoor aantasten. Niet alleen voor hoge tonen, maar ook voor specifieke frequenties.
Deze applicatie test het gehoor van je linker en je rechter oor voor 20 frequenties tussen 100 Hz tot 17KHz en vergelijkt deze met elkaar.
De app biedt de mogelijk resultaten op te slaan en later opnieuw te bekijken. Tevens geeft het informatie over hoe de resultaten beoordeeld moeten worden.
Let op, als je twijfelt over je gehoor, bezoek dan een arts.



Decibel was used to measure the sound of super sports cars on the Season Premiere of the BBC hit show Top Gear! We are VERY proud of this! The UK top gadget site “Pocket Lint” wrote about this here: http://tiny.cc/topgear28
Since it’s release, Decibel has been one of the Top Paid apps all over the world, including:
UK, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Brazil, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal and more!
*** MacWorld Review of Decibel! ***
Decibel was just reviewed by MacWorld (29/4) and received 4 out of 5 stars in a very nice review. Check it out here (Swedish content):
*** Breaking News! ***
Decibel was featured in the BBC show Panorama – The World’s longest running investigative TV show on April 20! The host Quentin Letts use Decibel on his iPhone to measure decibel levels in regards to UK’s health and safety regulations. Check it out on http://tinyurl.com/decibelonbbc
*** iPod Touch users! ***
Please note that the iPod Touch doesn’t have a built in mic! You will need an iPhone Headset or similar to be able to use Decibel. Most of the bad reviews are due to this fact. So please don’t judge Decibel based on that. Thank you!
Have you ever wondered how loud a sound is? Screaming kids, a rock concert, sport fans screaming? Wonder no more. Measure it with Decibel!
– Analog decibel meter
– Digital meter with average, peak and max decibel
– A clean interface
More features:
– Support for turning upside down!
– Reset the Max value by tapping on it!
– Works for 2nd Generation iPod Touch (if using a iPhone headset with microphone)
– Support for disabling sleep mode
– Calibration
* Even though we have tested Decibel with professional grade equipment with good results, this application is for recreational use only. iPhone 3G is recommended since it has a better performing microphone than the first generation iPhone.