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Hearing Safety

Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are exposed to hazardous noise on the job. Noise-induced hearing loss is 100% preventable through the successful application of engineering controls and hearing conservation programs. OSHA hearing conservation programs require employers to do the following:
• Conduct noise surveys
• Run audiometric testing
• Offer baseline and annual hearing screening
• Provide hearing protection*
• Give training
• Keep records
*Hearing protection must be made available to the employee when they are exposed to constant noise of 80 dB or peak noise of 135 dB.