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Unguarded machinery, electrical, noise, chemical and fall hazards at one facility

Company earns two dozen OSHA violations
April 17, 2014

OSHA has cited Jarvis Metals Recycling Inc. of Lubbock for 24 safety and health violations – 20 of them serious – for exposing workers to a host of hazards at its Lubbock, Texas facility. The company faces a proposed penalty of $64,400.


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So How Accurate Are These Smartphone Sound Measurement Apps?

A NIOSH Science Blog post
April 11, 2014

The purpose of this NIOSH Science Blog is to explain what is currently known about an important aspect of respirator filtration.  For decades, respirator researchers have been asked whether filters need to be tested with aerosols similar to those encountered in the environment


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National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) announces 2014 Executive Council

April 8, 2014

The National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) has announced the members of its 2014 Executive Council. “The new NHCA Executive Council represents the diversity of our membership and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the practice of hearing loss prevention,” said NHCA incoming President Beth Cooper.


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Cirrus Research right on the button with its AuditStore™ technology

April 7, 2014

Cirrus Research is consolidating its reputation as the UK’s leading noise measurement experts with the continued development of its AuditStore™ software.


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Honeywell’s QUIETPRO intelligent hearing protection and communication system maximizes situational awareness in rapid changing environments

March 25, 2014

Law enforcement operations depend upon well-trained tactical officers with maximum situational awareness and assistive technology. A tactical officer with impaired hearing or compromised communication, either permanent or temporary, is at a disadvantage in an operational setting.


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No PPE training for workers at Ohio manufacturing company

March 21, 2014

New Wave Plastics has been cited for 13 safety violations after OSHA found a lack of training and personal protective equipment at the company’s Cleveland facility, a recycler and plastic products supplier. After receiving a complaint in November 2013, OSHA initiated an inspection of the facility.


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Cirrus doseBadge™ personal noise dosimeter

Everything you need for noise at work
March 19, 2014

The doseBadge is the original wireless personal noise dosemeter and is the ideal instrument for personal noise exposure measurements. The doseBadge will measure, store and calculate the parameters essential for compliance with the Noise at Work Regulations including LAeq, LCPeak & LEP,d.


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Schwan’s hit with 32 serious safety violations

Workers exposed ammonia, damaging noise, unguarded machines
March 18, 2014

An OSHA inspection at Schwan's Global Supply Chain Inc. resulted in dozens of citations against the frozen food manufacturer, along with Cimco Refrigeration Inc. and Adecco USA Inc., the companies who provide it with maintenance services and temporary employees.


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3M and Racing Electronics collaborate on a new, two-way communications headset

Headset improves clarity to help racecar drivers communicate with crews during races
February 27, 2014

3M announces a collaborative effort with Racing Electronics that has resulted in a newly designed, two-way communications headset. Roush Fenway Racing and the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion driven by Greg Biffle were the first to use the new communications headset in NASCAR racing action at the Daytona International Speedway Feb. 15-23. Ideally suited for the racetrack, the headset will help improve sound clarity between racecar drivers and their crews.


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Noise control/hearing conservation noncompliance

February 3, 2014
Throughout 2014, ISHN will report in each issue on one of the 12 most frequently cited OSHA standards, for fiscal year 2013, ending September 30, 2013.


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