hearing loss prevention Articles

  • NOISE AND HEARING LOSS - Noise, Regardless of Source, Can Lead To Hearing Loss

    Untitled Document What is noise?  Noise was once described as “unwanted sound”.  To the average person, “noise” is not only unwanted, but annoying or loud.  ...

  • The causes of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

    The two most common causes of hearing loss is age and exposure to loud noise. The former we can’t do much about. The latter we can. Age As the NHS states, age is the biggest single cause of hearing loss. Problems associated with hearing and old age is known as age-related hearing loss, or ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • New Facts on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Do you spend more time worrying about noise at work? You are not alone. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) has become a major issue for all manner of businesses throughout the UK. Personal Injury Lawyers are now promising to fight for compensation under what they call industrial deafness but what are the facts? In total, it is estimated that 18,000 people currently suffer from noise-induced ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Hearing protection - Hearing Awareness Week - 23rd to 29th August

    Who is responsible? Workplace/Occupational Health & Safety legislation in each State and Territory outline the responsibilities of individuals with regard to the management and control of Workplace Noise. Generally speaking the responsibility is placed on the owners of the workplace, the employer, and management of a particular site. Employees also have certain responsibilities. Employers and ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Noise induced hearing loss: how can you start monitoring your workforce?

    An estimated 20,000 people working during the last year suffered from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), new as well as longstanding cases, caused or made worse by work.[1]The cause of NIHL is preventable but the affects are permanent, resulting in life changing injuries that can seriously impair a workers’ quality of life. Industries with the highest incidences of NIHL include ...


    By Casella

  • New test, new best practice to reduce hearing damage risk

    The availability of this new test will have a dramatic effect on the management of hearing loss prevention programmes… New technology has become available that provides companies with data that they can use to check the real world performance of their hearing conservation programmes very quickly and very easily. It is a development of otoacoustic emission ...

  • Noisy work environment: alert, educate and prevent

    Communication about noise levels is the key to safeguarding hearing Noisy world, noisy work environment Millions of workers are affected by high noise levels in industrialised as well as un-industrialised countries around the world. Also millions are exposed to noise loud enough, around 80dB(A) – 85dB(A), that they have to raise their voices to hold a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Predicting and Preventing Driver Turnover with E-Log Data

    A recent article by the Harvard Business Review takes a look at how one group of scholars is studying “pre-quitting behaviors” of employees to determine the behaviors that signal a team member is planning to voluntarily quit his or her job. However, many of the ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Packaging as a solution to food loss and waste - UN SAVE FOOD initiative - Interview with Joseph Mpagalile of the UN

    Just a few weeks ago, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners launched the Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint campaign in support of the SAVE FOOD Initiative to reduce food loss and waste along the entire chain of food production and consumption. Packaging plays a big role in this global strategy and Joseph ...


    By Smithers Rapra

  • 2011 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Keep it Down! Controlling Noise in the Workplace

    According to the HSE, over one million employees in the UK are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most prevalent, but often ignored, risks in the workplace and employees must, by law, be protected. Once noise-induced hearing loss has taken place, it is irreversible. Clearly prevention is the most sensible option here as 1 in 7 ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Concrete Construction Health Effects

    It’s no secret that working in Concrete Construction is dangerous. The immediate safety hazards are well known. Getting speared or cut on rebar, sore from the hard physical labor; cuts or punctures from nails; and struck by tools, materials or equipment can all cause injuries. Add to that possible falls especially at the leading edge; cuts or shock from powered equipment; burns or explosion ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Manage the rise in deafness claims with Pulsar Instruments

    The recent reports in the press about insurance groups complaining of a sharp rise in claims from employees seeking compensation for hearing problems have highlighted the real risks of noise induced hearing loss and the importance of protecting employees in the workplace. Although employees are protected by Law, noise induced hearing loss is often ignored. And once hearing loss has occurred, it ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Avoid common mistakes when buying a decibel meter

    Why it pays to avoid quick fix solutions when it comes to noise monitoring Whether you run or own a construction site, a metal cutting workshop or an open cast mine, as an employer of a noisy working environment, you must ensure that the hearing of the employees you are responsible for is protected. In the UK The Control of Noise ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise at Work, Workplace Noise and Issues with Noise

    Noise at Work Regulations to Control Workplace Noise The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) became effective in 2006.  The Regulations are relevant to all employers who operate a noisy workplace and should be an integral part of any health and safety strategy.  ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • What you need to know about PPE Arc Flash

    Personal protective equipment, or PPE is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, personal protective equipment, or PPE includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles, ...


    By Texso Instruments Co

  • What `The Three Stooges` Teach Us About Safety

    If you grew up watching the Three Stooges, chances are you're familiar with their physical humor – over exaggerated and slapstick comedy. In almost every episode, Moe, Larry, and Curly (Stooges) played the roles of blue-collar laborers. From construction and plumbing to painting and welding, the Stooges did it all. Of course things never went as planned for the ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Addressing and Supporting Wellness Behaviors for the Silver Tsunami

    The aging workforce (also known as the silver tsunami) refers to the rise in the median age of the workforce in the US and other Western countries. By 2020, workers aged 55 and over will account for more than 25% of the US labor force. This shift reflects two trends: the overall population is aging and more older people are working longer1. ...

  • Workplace Monitoring: Who, What, When, Why, How?

    In my previous articles in this series for SHP readers, I have focussed on the need for current attitudes to general health and safety processes to change and emphasised the importance of regular monitoring. The best way to combat those ‘hidden killers’ and protect our workforces is to increase awareness of the benefits of regular monitoring and detection.  Employees then need to ...


    By Casella

  • Case study - Log storage handling yard

    The logging yard at Canfor’s Fort St. John mill is subject to the heaviest loading operations in the worst soil conditions. Saturated peat with a CBR Cat 988H loaders weighing more than 43,000 kg, heavy hauling trucks, and other mechanical equipment created heavy rutting in the soft soil. The logs, stockpiled in huge, 6-metre high stacks, suffered from large settlement, which further ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

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