Hearing Protection B
Exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Damage to your hearing can be prevented, but once permanent noise-induced hearing loss occurs, it cannot be cured or reversed. Occupational noise is sometimes referred to as a stealth long-term hazard because it is a painless, gradual process. OSHA recommends that workplace noise levels be kept below 85 dBA as an 8-hour time-weighted average and hearing protective devices be worn any time noise exposures meet or exceed 85 dBA.
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Short Version - 2 pages
Quiz and Answer Sheet
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Noise Exposure Checklist
Hearing Protection B, Construction
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Resources & References
OSHA Worker Safety Series: Protecting Yourself from Noise in Construction
Construction Hearing Protection Video - How and When to Use Earplugs
OSHA QuickCard - Construction Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Standards or Regulations
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