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Few things are more frustrating than being unable to understand what others are saying. In a work environment, failing to comprehend important messages can result in severe consequences. Safety and productivity depend on workers' ability to collaborate, problem-solve, and react quickly to emergency situations. Obstacles including loud background noise, PPE such as respiratory and hearing protection, and isolated work locations can create special challenges to achieving effective 2-way communication.
Noise remains one of the most prevalent hazards in industry today. And noise creates challenges in the workplace well beyond its most […] Read More »
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational hearing loss represents one-third of work-related illnesses reported annually in the manufacturing sector. In 2015, a total of nearly 17,000 cases of hearing loss were reported by private industries nationwide. OSHA recently issued a new interpretation regarding how to consider an employee's use of hearing protection when determining if a hearing loss is work-related.
As part of a hearing conservation program, companies conduct baseline and annual audiometric testing for their noise-exposed workers. Based on results, employers must record on the OSHA 300 […] Read More »
Help the young people in your life develop healthy hearing habits now. Check out It's a Noisy Planet , a public education campaign from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Guidelines, handouts, posters, and games are available for download at no charge (some in Spanish); great tools for teachers and parents, too!
This national public education campaign is designed to increase awareness among children ages 8 to 12 about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss. It's a Noisy Planet […] Read More »
Wildlife depend on sounds in the environment for which of the following activities:
A. Finding desirable habitat
B. Establishing territory
C. Choosing a mate
D. Locating food/hunting
E. Avoiding predators/protecting young
You guessed it, the best answer is all of the above! The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, so we at CavCom thought it would be fitting to turn our ears to the great outdoors. The NPS believes that natural sounds are an important part of […] Read More »