Noise and Hearing Protection

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Mar 30, 2018
Preventing Hearing Loss Caused by Chemical (Ototoxicity) and Noise Exposure

Research demonstrates exposure to certain chemicals, called ototoxicants, may cause hearing loss or balance problems, regardless of noise exposure. This document addresses hazards and controls related to this issue.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2017
Podcasts at CDC: Don’t Let Loud Noise Damage Your Hearing

Don’t let loud noise damage your hearing. Learn how to protect your hearing now. Created: 10/18/2017 by National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). Date Released: 10/18/2017. Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts.

Source: CDC

Jan 20, 2017
Noise Pollution Clearinghouse

The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources.

Source: NPC

Jan 20, 2017
WorkSafe BC: Noise in the Entertainment Industry

This topic page provided by WorkSafe BC provides injury prevention resources for pubs, bars and night clubs, specifically related to noise and hearing protection.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Jan 20, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Construction: Noise and Hearing Conservation

This resource addresses the following: what standards apply, what are the health effects of noise, how do I recognize and control noise exposure and more.

Source: OSHA

Jan 20, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Hearing Protection Device Compendium

The present compendium, as of June 2003, contains data from 23 manufacturers nationwide (down from 53 in the 1994 compendium) on 292 hearing protectors (up from 241 in the 1994 compendium).

Source: NIOSH

Jan 20, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Occupational Noise Exposure

wenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Last year, U.S. business paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise. Access relevant resources from OSHA on this page.

Source: OSHA

Jan 20, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Noise and Hearing Loss

Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work. Over 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to chemicals, some of which are harmful to the ear (ototoxic) and hazardous to hearing.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2016
Leaf Blower Noise! What Noise?

This website data related to the noise created by leaf blowers, and advocates the use of quieter devices and appropriate hearing protection.

Source: Leaf Blower Noise

Sep 01, 2014
Oregon OSHA's Quick Guide - Hearing Protection

Read this guide to learn how workplace noise affects hearing and about the key requirements to Oregon OSHA regulations.

Source: Oregon OSHA