Tag: noise hazards

OSHA’s Region 7 Office Launches Noise Emphasis Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region 7 office in Kansas City, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, has launched an inspection and enforcement program for occupational noise exposures in the Midwest. The regional emphasis program (REP) applies to federal enforcement offices in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska; Iowa has its own federally approved […]

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 […]