A new online guide to prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss from NIOSH is now available. The guide walks employers and safety professionals step-by-step through the basics of creating a safer, quieter workplace.
Noise is part of everyday life, but at certain levels it can become hazardous.
Repeated exposures to sounds that are 85 A-weighted decibels (dBA) or higher can cause permanent hearing loss and are associated with other problems including
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Cardiovascular disease
High noise levels can also contribute to serious workplace accidents and injuries. Noise can reduce workers’ awareness of what is happening around them, including signals, alarms, and verbal warnings. Continue reading»
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Original article published by NIOSH