Environmental Noise: Emitters and Receivers


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Environmental noise: emitters and receivers   By John C. Dolehanty   When it comes to environmental noise it would seem you’re either on one side of the fence or the other:  you’re either an emitter or a receiver.  The purpose of this article is to inform the reader about “the other side”. Firstly, it should […]

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R.A. Group Announces New Office Location!


The Robert Anderson Group, Inc. is pleased to announce our new office location.  As of November 1, 2017 the R.A. Group’s office will be located at 3815 W St Joseph, Suite C300, Lansing, MI 48917 We invite all of our clients and professional colleagues to visit us at our new location!

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Classroom Acoustics


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Classroom Acoustics According to the Acoustical Society of America, up to 25% of the information can be missed in many classrooms in the United States because of excessive noise and reverberation.  ANSI Standard S12.60 for Classroom Acoustics addresses the issues of both reverberation time and background noise and their effect on speech intelligibility by placing […]

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ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS SPOTLIGHT – ACOUSTICAL WINDOWS


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In building design, a great emphasis is placed on preventing sound intrusion through wall assemblies from environmental sources such as traffic, industry, music and other outdoor activities.  Designers and constructors are usually familiar with the specifications and building components for wall, ceiling and floor construction.  An often overlooked and little understood acoustical component of construction […]

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Gift of Life – Donate Life Day – Lansing, Michigan


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The R.A. Group is proud to support the Gift of Life – Donate Life Day being held on Wednesday, April 12th, at the Secretary of State offices across Michigan.   The annual Donate Life Day is opportunity for volunteers to share their personal experiences with others to encourage people to register to help improve or save the lives of […]

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Seeking Technical Staff for our Dearborn Office


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In November, the R.A. Group opened a new office in the Fairlane Office Center in Dearborn, Michigan.  Our Dearborn office was launched to help us service our growing client base as well as recruit and retain the talent we need as our company continues to expand.  We are currently seeking technical staff to be based in our Dearborn […]

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From Noise to Acoustics: Changing the Focus for Industry


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From Noise to Acoustics: Changing the Focus for Industry  By Dave Cmar No one disputes that the dangers of noise induced hearing loss are still present in industry today.  This is especially true for businesses with older processes and limited resources to make the necessary changes to noisy machines and equipment. Don’t lose hope, there […]

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Office Privacy


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Office Privacy Modern management philosophy has moved away from private offices towards the use of open-plan offices and employee cubicles.  (Nearly 75% of us now work in open-plan or bullpen type offices.)  Without office wall barriers, sounds (primarily voices) are allowed to travel much more freely throughout the work space.  Open plan offices, in combination […]

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Career Seekers – Metro Detroit Job Expo – June 29th in Romulus, MI


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The R.A. Group will be meeting with potential career seekers at the Downriver – Metro Detroit Job Expo being held at the Sheraton on Merriman Road in Romulus Michigan on June 29th, 2016.  We will be on-site from 9am – 3pm meeting with potential applicants for our Technician/Specialist and Consultant positions.  If you have an interest in a […]

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R.A. Group invited to Speak at Iowa-Illinois Safety Conference April 2016


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On Thursday April 16, 2016 Dave Cmar, Partner, CFO of the R.A. Group will be speaking at the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council’s 63rd Annual Professional Development Conference & Expo April 13 – 15, 2016 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Mr. Cmar was invited to present  the topic of Industrial Noise Control Engineering Principals and Strategy.  Details about […]

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Audiometric Testing for Health & Safety Managers


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A USERS GUIDE TO AUDIOMETRIC TESTING FOR HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGERS By John C. Dolehanty When most people think of Hearing Conservation Programs there are two aspects that come to mind, ear plugs and hearing tests.  Audiometric test results, when properly reviewed, are an extremely important part of a Hearing Conservation program.  The test is […]

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Careers at R.A. Group


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April 12, 2016 The R.A. Group is currently looking for qualified people to join our team.  We seek people that are both technically proficient and passionate about what they do. We believe that this is what makes R.A. Group a great place for our people to thrive and achieve their professional goals. As a company our mission […]

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Choosing the Right Noise Exposure Assessment Tool


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Choosing the Right Noise Exposure Assessment Tool   By Dave Cmar Most industrial hygienists and others involved in physical hazard risk assessment have at some point in their careers been asked to evaluate noise exposure risk.  There are many tools to evaluate this risk, Industrial Hygiene assessment doctrines tend to favor the use of a […]

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Robert Anderson Group, Inc. Announces New Partnership


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Lansing, Michigan, July 6, 2015 – Robert Anderson Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Anderson, formerly of HCA, Inc. aka Anderson Consulting Associates along with John Dolehanty and Dave Cmar, of Phase To, Inc. have combined their noise and acoustic practices under the Robert Anderson Group, Inc. (R.A. Group). This new partnership […]

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