Tag: occupational hearing loss

EHSDA Song of the Week: Noise Annoys

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels each year. Hearing loss can lead to communication problems, other health issues, and concerns for personal safety and the safety of others. U.K. punk legends Buzzcocks addressed the issue indirectly in 1979 with the […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Bring the Noise

Hearing safety is a serious issue for workers in many industries, including construction and other jobs that involve heavy machinery. This Song of the Week has probably contributed to the hearing loss of music fans: it’s the 1991 remake of “Bring the Noise” by Anthrax and Public Enemy. Considered a historic team-up of artists from […]

Back to Basics: Preventing Work-Related Hearing Loss

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to reduce risks from noise exposure in the workplace. In nearly every industry, there are workers at risk for work-related hearing loss. It’s among the most common work-related illnesses thanks […]