Does working in noise increase the risk of accidents?
That's a great question. The risk of hearing loss due to loud noise is well known. But other potential risks from noise are not so clear. Is loud noise also to blame for accidents in the workplace? Are all workers at higher risk, or perhaps just those individuals who are hard of hearing? To learn more, see this article from CavCom‘s SoundBytes newsletter.
- What is NRR or Noise Reduction Rating?
- How often do workers need to be exposed to noise throughout the year before we are required to include them in our company's hearing conservation program?
- What is the difference between a hearing "loss" and a hearing "shift"?
- What is the combined noise level when two machines/noise sources that each measure 90 dBA individually are running simultaneously?