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A Safe Workplace is Sound Business

OSHA has recently updated its Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs – first released 30 years ago – to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used in a wide variety […]

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Hearing Protection Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)

Hearing protection devices are designed to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace and at home. For workplace safety, a hearing protector is required to reduce the ambient noise (surrounding noise) to 90 dBA and lower. However, if the employee has a threshold shift from their determined baseline, hearing protection is then required to lower the […]

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When Should Hearing Protection Be Required?

Hearing protection is an important part of industrial safety. Our workplace safety consultants have a number of helpful tips to determine the best ways to implement good hearing protection practices. Hearing protection should be required when: Employees are exposed to workplace noise during an 8-hour work shift, in which the noise averages 85 dBA (50% […]