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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. 2014-130, 2014 Jul; :Video
Noise-induced hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the United States. Each year approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to noise loud enough to damage their hearing. To create a more healthful workplace, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends preventing hazardous noise through controls for noise exposure and encourages business owners to create Buy Quiet programs as a first step.
Humans; Men; Women; Noise-exposure; Noise; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Hearing-loss; Hearing; Injuries; Workers; Work-environment; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Noise-protection
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-130; M072014
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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