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Buy quiet: hearing loss is preventable.
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. 2014-129, 2014 Jul; :1
Buy Quiet is an occupational health and safety initiative which encourages companies to purchase or rent quieter machinery as older machinery is replaced in order to reduce worker exposure to noise. The program helps you comply with OSHA requirements, reduces the noise impact on the community, and encourages manufacturers to design equipment that is quieter. Most importantly, it reduces your risk of hearing loss.
Humans; Men; Women; Noise-exposure; Noise; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Hearing-loss; Hearing; Injuries; Workers; Work-environment; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Noise-protection; Machine-operation
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-129; M072014
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division