Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in the United States because there are no warning signs, which means practicing workplace hearing safety can help to prevent these problems. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 30 million workers experience hazardous noise while on the job. Recent innovations reduce or eliminate workplace-induced hearing loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 44 percent of carpenters and 48 percent of plumbers experience workplace-induced hearing loss. Hearing impairment costs the government billions of dollars on social security disability and Workers’ Compensation settlements.
If you have any questions about hearing loss or would like to have a free informative seminar with AMI Environmental’s Industrial Hygienist please call (800) 828-8287.