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Sound Advice on Hearing Protection

May 8, 2019

Suzanna Marchant, SafeStart Writer and Researcher Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the U.S. And yet, noise is often not taken as seriously as other workplace hazards. In general, sounds above 85 decibels (dB) are harmful, depending on the length of exposure and hearing protection. But, most people don’t…


The Ears Have It: Noise & Hearing Protection

June 14, 2018

According to OSHA, some 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Last year alone, in fact, U.S. businesses paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise. And, although it’s not comparable to put a number on the toll of a person losing their hearing,…


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