Have you Heard?
Four Steps to Combat Hearing Loss the Silent Epidemic
An estimated 275 million people across the globe canít hear clearly all the sounds they love. These people suffer from hearing loss, which the World Health Organization lists as the No. 1 sensory disability in the world.
Do You Hear What I Hear?
From ringing bells to fireplace logs crackling, the sounds of the holiday season are now in the air. However, for employees in loud workplaces, these sentimental noises may become a faint memory of the past if the proper precautions arenít taken.
Study: Factory Workers Fail to Self-Report Hearing Loss
Four factory workers walk into a bar. Three of them claim they can hear the jukebox just fine. In reality, it's possible that two of those workers suffer hearing loss.
U.S. Standards on Workplace Noise Trail Those of Other Countries
Noise levels recorded at nearly a dozen restaurants, gyms and bars in New York City reached heights that, if sustained over as little as two hours, would violate standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workersí hearing.
Hospitals try to help patients get a good night's sleep
Studies find noise can hit disruptive levels.
Safe in Sound
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Safe-N-Sound Awards. The application form and instructions are available at this link:
The danger of loud noise
Do you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves? Does your family ask you to turn the TV down? Or, do people tell you that you're talking too loud?
NEW! NIOSH recognizes CAOHC Author Alice Suter
She receives the prestigious James P. Keogh Award for Outstanding Service in Occupational Safety and Health. Read more »
NEW! 85-3 Campaign
The 85-3 Campaign's mission is to recognize organizations and employers using 85 dBA with a 3 dB exchange rate. Read more »
NEW! OSHA Webpage on "Noise and Hearing Conservation"
OSHA has developed this webpage to provide workers and employers useful, up-to-date information on occupational noise exposure. Read more »
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