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Hearing conservation for the very small business.

Authors
Stephenson-CM
Source
NHCA Spectrum 2004 Feb; 21(Suppl 1):23
NIOSHTIC No.
20030372
Abstract
NIOSH has a particular interest in meeting the health and safety needs of small businesses, i.e., less than 50 employees, but also many "mom and pop shops" with 10 or fewer employees. Typically, these enterprises fall through the cracks and have little or no resources to address OSHA issues. This past year, NIOSH has been working with small business owners in the pallet-making industry. The industry has a disproportionate share of illness and injury - including major problems with noise-induced hearing loss. This presentation will present findings and recommendations from a year of field work in this industry. Generalization of issues, approaches, and solutions for other small cottage industries will be made. A prototype training manual for the owners of these small businesses is under development, and the hearing loss section will be showcased.
Keywords
Hearing; Hearing-conservation; Small-businesses; Employees; Injuries; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Hearing-loss; Noise; Noise-exposure
Publication Date
20040219
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
NHCA Spectrum
State
OH
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