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Occupationally-induced hearing loss.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-136, 2010 Mar; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20036597
Abstract
There are an estimated 16 million people working in the Manufacturing Sector, which accounts for approximately 13% of the U.S. workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational hearing loss is the most commonly recorded occupational illness in manufacturing (17,700 cases out of 59,100 cases), accounting for 1 in 9 recordable illnesses. More than 72% of these occur among workers in Manufacturing. These numbers are particularly disturbing considering that a person's hearing loss must be determined to be work-related and the hearing loss must be severe enough that the worker has become hearing impaired, in order to be OSHA-recordable. Many more workers would have measurable occupational hearing loss but would not yet have become hearing impaired.
Keywords
Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-exposure; Hearing-conservation; Hearing-disorders; Hearing-impairment; Hearing-loss; Hearing-protection
Contact
Greg Lotz, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Mailstop C-22, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226-1998
Publication Date
20100301
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Email Address
WLotz@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-107520
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2010-136
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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