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Hearing loss is preventable and you can do something about it.
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. 2014-128, 2014 Jul; :1
Nearly 50% of construction workers suffer from hearing loss. Buy quiet. A commitment to buying quieter equipment: 1. Reduces your risk of hearing loss. 2. Reduces the noise impact on our community. 3. Encourages manufacturers to design quieter equipment. What you can do. Even with quieter equipment, it is important that you continue to protect your hearing: 1. Wear protective earmuffs or earplugs. 2. Move sources of loud noise such as compressors away from the work zone. 3. Take breaks when operating loud equipment. 4. Get your hearing checked regularly.
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; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-128; M072014
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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