Tag: Hearing Conservation

It’s National Protect Your Hearing Month—How’s Your Hearing Conservation Program?

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month! In workplaces where noise levels exceed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) action level of 85 A-weighted decibels (dBA) as a time-weighted average, employers must put a hearing conservation program in place. In addition to reducing noise levels and noise exposures, selecting appropriate hearing protection, audiometric testing, […]

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OSHA’s Noise Standard Comes to Casino Night

When we think about hearing conservation programs, often the first places that come to mind are construction sites, loud manufacturing plants, or working around heavy machinery. But casinos are also loud, even more so if there’s a live band! Experts at Safety.BLR.com® recently gave some guidance to employers in recreation or entertainment industries where things […]

Safe-in-Sound Award Winner Demonstrates that Noise Control Can Be Cost-Effective

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has announced the winners of its Safe-in-Sound Excellence and Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards for 2016. The purpose of the Safe-in-Sound Awards is to identify and honor excellent, real-world examples of noise control and other hearing loss prevention practices and innovations. One of this year’s winners, […]

Hearing Loss Prevention: Monitoring and Testing Requirements

The OSHA noise exposure standards says that if any employee’s exposure equals or exceeds an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels (dB), which is the  “action level,” you must develop and implement a noise monitoring program. The audiometric sampling strategy for the monitoring program should be designed to identify affected employees and enable proper selection […]