Public announcement of NIOSH non-exclusive licensing opportunity: Hosting and Maintaining the Buy Quiet Web Tool and the Database of Noise Levels for Machinery and Power Tools

July 11, 2016
NIOSH Update:

Contact: Nura Sadeghpour (202) 245-0673

WHAT

Public announcement of NIOSH non-exclusive licensing opportunity: Hosting and Maintaining the Buy Quiet Web Tool and the Database of Noise Levels for Machinery and Power Tools.

WHEN

July 11 through August 25, 2016

WHERE

Federal Register Notice: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-11/pdf/2016-16267.pdfCdc-pdfExternal

Representatives of eligible organizations should submit interest to Bryan Beamer at zmy4@cdc.gov OR mailed to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Applied Research and Technology, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-27, Cincinnati, OH  45226.  Attention: Bryan Beamer.

WHO

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is soliciting proposals for organizations to host and maintain the Buy Quiet Web Tool and the Database of Noise Levels for Machinery and Power Tools through a non-exclusive license. This web tool and database are intended to provide guidance and information on how to adopt a Buy Quiet program as well as provide information about machinery and equipment noise levels. It is the goal of these online resources to inform at-risk individuals and their organizations about occupational noise exposures and practical ways to reduce noise-induced hearing loss. NIOSH will grant a license for the maintenance and hosting of the web tools.

BACKGROUND

NIOSH has developed the Buy Quiet Web Tool and the Database of Noise Levels for Machinery and Power Tools with the goal of reducing noise-induced hearing loss among the nation’s workers by providing information and tools to facilitate, document, and track the progress of Buy Quiet programs. NIOSH is looking for one organization to host and maintain either one or both.

The existing Buy Quiet Web Tool provides companies with all the tools necessary to effectively implement a Buy Quiet program.  For reference, see the NIOSH Buy Quiet webpage:  https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/buyquiet/.  For the NIOSH Power Tools Database, see: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/noise_levels.html.  For more information about NIOSH, visit www.cdc.gov/niosh/.

Page last reviewed: July 11, 2016