Casella CEL-320 Dosimeter is Affordable, Proven Way to Monitor Exposure to Dangerous Noise Levels in the Workplace


AMHERST, NH,-- According to a recent Cornell University study, excessive noise results in employees who are less cognitively motivated, and who have higher stress levels. Heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke have all been linked to this noise pollution stress. In addition, when exposed to higher decibels over an extended period of time, employees may experience noise-induced hearing loss, an irreversible condition.

"Noise pollution is one of the largest unrecognized hazards in the workplace," said Bob Selywn, National Sales Manager for Casella USA, the North American subsidiary of Casella CEL, one of the world's leaders in noise monitoring technology. "Beyond the obvious danger to hearing, noise pollution can produce physical and psychological stress which, in turn, can contribute to many other health problems."

To make workplace noise measurements straight-forward, accurate and affordable, Casella USA offers its CEL-320 noise dosimeter. By default, this instrument starts with the most commonly deployed OSHA measurement setup with all the correct parameters selected. The operator only needs to switch the meter on, perform an acoustic field calibration, and start the run - the CEL-320 takes care of everything else. A choice of microphones allows the instrument to be used as a conventional personal noise dosimeter or as a small hand-held sound level meter ideal for community noise measurements as well as noise in the workplace. Total set-up time is typically less than five minutes.

The CEL-320 covers three measurement ranges from 30 to 140 dB to ANSI type 2 specifications. Choose from A or C frequency weightings and Slow, Fast or Impulse time weightings. Select Q as 4, 5 or 6 for dose measurements. Overall results for the maximum, minimum and average noise levels are saved together with the ability to set two threshold cutoff levels and a single criterion level for all noise dose calculations.

CEL-320 dosimeters are available in single kits that include an acoustic calibrator for on-site verification of the meter, a small foam windscreen to protect the microphone when used outdoors, setup and download Windows® software, and a cable, all housed in a rugged case. Multiple kits are also available in popular 5 or 10 packs that expand the usefulness of the instrument for larger organizations.

For more information, please call 800-366-2966 or email info@casellausa.com. On the web at www.casellausa.com.

ABOUT CASELLA CEL
Founded in 1799 and headquartered in the United Kingdom, Casella CEL is one of the world's leading suppliers of environmental monitoring technologies. It is an ISO 9001-2000 and ISO 14001 certified company with a focus on the development and manufacture of state-of-the-art environmental monitoring instrumentation. Casella CEL instruments are preferred around the world for personal air sampling, real-time dust and particulate measurement, heat stress measurement, IAQ assessment, weather and rainfall monitoring, personal noise dosimetry, environmental noise measurement and real-time frequency analysis. In 2006, Casella CEL was acquired by Ideal Industries, Inc. For more information, please visit www.casellameasurement.com.

Casella USA is the North American subsidiary of Casella CEL and is headquartered in Amherst, New Hampshire. Sales, service and instrument recalibrations are carried out in the Amherst office by factory trained engineers. This office covers all sales in Canada, the USA and Mexico. For additional information, please visit www.casellausa.com.

Media Contacts:
Bob Selwyn
Casella USA
603.672.0031
bobselwyn@casellausa.com

Dan O'Connell
O'Connell Communications
708.482.0212
dan@oconnellpr.com

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