July 07, 2014
Reducing workplace noise is easier thanks to new resources developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). What’s the new offering, and how can your employees benefit?
The NIOSH Buy Quiet initiative encourages businesses to purchase or rent quieter machinery and tools to reduce occupational noise exposures. The intent is to help prevent work-related, noise-induced hearing loss.
With 22 million U.S. workers exposed to hazardous noise at work each year, noise-induced hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the United States.
According to NIOSH, the Buy Quiet program can help decrease the risk of hearing loss at work, minimize the impact of noise on communities, and help companies comply with OSHA regulations. The resource, available athttp://www.CDC.gov/NIOSH/topics/buyquiet, includes a video, posters, and links to partner websites.