Hearing loss is a serious problem for workers in an industry that exposes them to unsafe noise levels. This is a very common work related hazard. Hearing loss is usually not sudden and can creep up on a you and you may not realize you a hearing loss until the damage is done. It is permanent and not reversible!
OSHA Requires Hearing Protection at Certain Noise Levels
Wearing hearing protection can make this condition totally preventable.
Sound energy doubles every 3dB (decibels). OSHA mandates that hearing
protection is required over 90dB (decibels) and be made available at
Both Loud Noise and Continuous Noise is a Hazard
is not only noise levels that can damage hearing but also the duration
of time that a worker is exposed to the noise. Hearing protection
products should be worn to protect hearing and prevent hearing loss when
a worker is exposed to loud, continuous noise.
Earplugs and Earmuffs
Hearing protection products are offered in many different styles
including disposable ear plugs, re-usable ear plugs, ear muffs, ear
muffs that attach to helmets with a variation of noise protection and