Importance of Improving Noise Monitoring in OHS Magazine

March 27, 2024

Don’t underestimate the constant hum of equipment at your manufacturing facility or construction site – the insidious nature of hearing loss lies in its cumulative effect and does not solely reside in sustained decibel levels. Meeting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standard of 85 decibels is only the beginning of noise monitoring for employers. Overlooking the importance of hearing protection goes beyond a simple safety oversight; a risk can affect an employee’s overall well-being.

Continuous exposure to high noise levels can result in hearing impairments, ongoing tinnitus and cognitive decline. Opting for hearing protection isn’t merely checking a box; it’s a proactive stance against a preventable, yet potentially life-altering threat.

Learn more about the significance of hearing protection in, “Improving Noise Monitoring and Your Hearing Conservation Program” written by Tom Burgess, Industrial Hygienist, in Occupational Health & Safety Magazine’s February/March edition here.