NIOSH seeking input on workplace hearing conservation issues (12/4)
Through a recently-posted blog on its website (www.cdc.gov/niosh/blog), NIOSH would like to learn more about:
- Practices that have proven useful to promote the use of noise control in the workplace
- Government policies that can be improved to promote effective hearing conservation practices
- Tools that have been effective in promoting the use of hearing protection with workers
- Successes in integrating hearing protectors into hearing conservation programs
- Mechanisms that have been effective in training and engaging workers' participation in the hearing conservation program
- Economic benefits from quieting the environment (noise control) over using hearing protection. For example, has the elimination of the hearing conservation program due to the control of noise in the workplace led to a reduction in accidents, increased cost savings from not having to buy hearing protection and scheduling annual audiograms, or increased worker morale?
Address your comments in the space provided beneath the blog entry.
The hearing loss blog was written by Capt. William Murphy, Ph.D., and SangWoo Tak, Sc.D., MPH. Dr. Murphy is the co-leader of the Hearing Loss Prevention Team in the NIOSH Division of Applied Research.