Tag Archives: noise

Safety Tip: Hearing Protection

If you need to raise your voice to be heard from three feet away, you probably need to wear hearing protection. Ear plugs and ear muffs may offer similar levels of protection. The most important things with hearing protection is … Continue reading

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OSHA Withdraws Proposed Occupational Noise Interpretation

OSHA announced they are withdrawing their proposed interpretation of the noise standard, which would have clarified the term “feasible administrative or engineering controls” of noise hazards. According to OSHA’s press release: “Hearing loss caused by excessive noise levels remains a … Continue reading

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How loud is that sound?

We don’t usually think about how loud sounds are unless they are irritating.  Sound can have a profound impact on the body, with hearing loss the most obvious.  But noise can also increase blood pressure, cause headaches, lead to hypertension and … Continue reading

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