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
What Have You Heard about Hearing Loss? Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is an overlooked illness that can affect an employee’s performance and safety at work. This is why OSHA and the USDOL are aggressively working to protect employees from injuries and ailments from oc
By Steve Sleeper AMI Environmental I recently sat down with Doug Marshall, an industrial hygienist with AMI. We are digging deeper into this issue of occupational noise. Below are the questions I asked Doug, followed by his responses. What is occupational noise? Most of us have nois
Occupational Noise: More than a Nuisance For 25 years, noise-related hearing loss has been one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns for Americans. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been working along with the United States Department
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