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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

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

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

Jan 01, 2011
CDC NIOSH Science Blog: These go to eleven, but don't go one louder!

This month's NIOSH Science Blog discusses music, volume controls and hearing loss.

Source: NIOSH

Jun 01, 2010
Sound Advice - Noise at Work in Music and Entertainment

Sound Advice contains practical guidelines on the control of noise at work in music and entertainment. Representatives of music and entertainment industries together with Environmental Health Officers and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prepared the guidance.

Source: HSE

Aug 01, 2008
Hearing Loss in Workers Exposed to Toluene and Noise

In this study we investigated the risk of hearing loss among workers exposed to both toluene and noise.

Source: NIEHS

Feb 01, 2005
Wearing Hearing Protection Properly - A 3-D Training Aid for Drillers

This Instructor’s Copy contains most of the information needed to use the Wearing Hearing Protection Properly 3-D training reel. It offers practical suggestions on how to use the reel as a training aid, performance objectives for deciding if the training is appropriate for your needs, and discussion notes that provide additional information to the user.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 01, 2005
Best Practices Guide: Controlling Noise on Construction Sites

Controlling noise is a challenge for construction contractors. Based on experience and feedback from contractors, Laborers and professionals across North America, the Construction Noise Control Partnership is assembling a Best Practices Guide. The project is a living document.

Source: LHSFNA