Tag: hearing protection

Best of ’21: EHS On Tap

As the year winds down, we’re taking a look this week at some highlights from 2021. Today, we’re highlighting episodes from our EHS On Tap podcast. March 8: E65 For International Women’s Day, EHS on Tap Interviews Four WISE Women To mark International Women’s Day, a global event created to celebrate (and elevate) the social, […]

NIOSH: Over Half of Workers Do Not Use Hearing Protection

Nearly half of workers exposed to hazardous occupational noise do not use hearing protection, according to a recent National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study. The study appeared in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Researchers found that some of the industries in which noise is a well-recognized hazard had high prevalences of hearing […]

Occupational Hearing Loss Needs Urgent Attention

As a teenager growing up on a farm, I rode loud tractors nearly every day. Listening to the tractor noise was no fun, so I wore headphones blaring loud heavy-metal music to cover it up. My father was also a dentist. So in addition to the farm work, I often helped him out in his […]

OSHA Begins Regional Emphasis Program for Noise

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region V office in Chicago recently established a regional emphasis program (REP) of targeted outreach and enforcement of the agency’s occupational noise exposure standard (29 CFR 1910.95) in Midwest manufacturing facilities. OSHA Region V includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. “Earning a living […]

Hearing loss, noise hazards

NIOSH Research Warns of Noise Hazards in Service Industry

A large number of noise-exposed workers within the services industry sector—the largest sector in U.S. industry—have an elevated risk of hearing loss, according to new research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The study of hearing loss in workers across a wide variety of service industries was recently published in the […]

Ear plugs, hearing protection

Oil and Gas, Mining Workers Vulnerable to Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is prevalent in workers in the mining and oil and gas extraction sectors, researchers have found. At least 25% of workers in many industries and as much as 30% of workers in others had hearing loss, according to a recently published report.

OSHA, NIOSH Seeking Innovation in Hearing Protection

Together with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), OSHA is challenging inventors and entrepreneurs to help develop a technological solution to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss.