What is OSHA’s Occupational Noise Standard? OSHA regulations stipulate that if “any employee’s exposure equals or exceeds an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels, the employer shall develop and implement a noise monitoring program.” What are some signs
Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common occupational hazard for American workers, and yet many of us are not very concerned about the effect noise can have on our hearing. We assume that we will only lose our hearing if we are exposed to extremely loud noises over a long period
Noise exposure is one of the most common physical hazards in the occupational environment. Simple hearing protection such as ear plugs or muffs help to reduce workers’ noise exposure but may not provide enough protection to prevent hearing loss. OSHA bases the requirements for a
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