Controlling Workplace Noise with Acoustic Curtains

Working when you’re surrounded by noisy projects can be not only distracting, but also dangerous, especially if the noise is loud enough to muffle instructions from coworkers or warning sounds from another area. Short of completely reworking your business plan or offering low-quality earplugs to your employees, you may think there isn’t much you can do to stave off the noise. Thankfully, acoustic curtains provide an effective way to muffle the noise level within workplaces, enough to allow people to get their work done safely and comfortably. There are a variety of products that help reduce the level of noise pollution within a confined space, and depending on the issues you’re dealing with, you can choose the one that will work best for your needs.

Levels of Noise Control

There are a few different noise control options available when it comes to acoustic barrier curtains or acoustic baffles. To absorb/dampen the noise—for instance, in areas that echo or reverberate a lot—acoustic baffle systems are an effective choice. These banner-like products can be implemented as ceiling-mounted or wall-mounted panels, and work to absorb sound. They can be paired with partitions, as together they can block and absorb sound, but as standalones, they are effective to manage mid- to high-frequency noises.

Sound barrier wall panels are intended to block the noise, offering separation from one area to the next in a workspace. These panels use a combination of sound wave absorption material, noise barrier membranes, and a durable outer layer, which creates a partition to block and absorb noise. These are often used for recreational and sports venues—as they can block the sound from one game to the next—as well as warehouses and some offices. These curtains reduce the noise level considerably, making the surrounding area safer for employees and other people, such as visitors or patrons.

A very effective way to protect people from a very loud area is to build an acoustic enclosure. These enclosures seal in the sound, making the surrounding areas much quieter. They can be installed using one, two, or three of a workspace’s existing walls. The main benefit of these enclosures is that they can enclose the area either to contain the sound to that small or large area or to block the outside noise from getting in thus creating a quiet space within the interior of the enclosure.

Why You Need to Control Sound

Controlling sound levels is essential. Not only is it required by OSHA, but it’s also a good practice to provide your employees and customers with a safe environment while on your company’s premises. Exposure to high levels of noise can be damaging to hearing and can also contribute to frequent headaches. Shockingly, it can also increase stress and the likelihood of workplace accidents. Controlling noise levels keeps your workplace safer and more enjoyable.

To learn more about acoustic curtains and acoustic baffles how they can benefit your business or workspace, contact AmCraft Manufacturing today. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have regarding acoustic curtain enclosures, acoustic wall panels acoustic baffle systems or any of your other industrial curtain needs.

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