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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.