Items Tagged with 'hearing conservation'


Ohio foundry workers exposed to dangerous noise levels

While operating an industrial machine, a worker at MCM Precision Castings Inc. was exposed to noise levels that averaged 97 decibels, equal to the noise of a jackhammer, over his eight-hour shift. Employees of the Weston, Ohio-based company were also exposed to dangerously high noise levels and crystalline silica dust, a cause of chronic lung disease, OSHA has found.

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Fewer Americans exposed to aviation noise

Abatement measures, sound insulation have helped

The number of people exposed to significant airport noise in the United States has decreased from 7 million people in 1975 to approximately 309,000 people in 2012, according to  the Federal Aviation Industry (FAA), which cites an initiative to improve aircraft engine and airframe technology to reduce noise, fuel burn, and emissions as one of the factors in the change.

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HCI names David M. Gladson National Sales Director

HCI (Health Conservation, Inc.) the pioneer in mobile audiometric testing is pleased to announce the appointment of David M. Gladson as National Sales Director. David has over 20 years of professional sales, marketing and client development expertise spanning consumer package goods, retail consulting, employee recognition & wellness and brand marketing industries.

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Cirrus Research has plenty to shout about at NEC Health & Safety Event 2015

Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research are determined to make some noise at this year's Health & Safety Event at the Birmingham NEC, March 24-26, with its leading Optimus® and doseBadge® ranges.

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Ear ailments are a new focus for drugs

A growing number of pharma companies are pursuing drugs for the ear, according to a recent article in The New York Times. A clinical trial recently began of a gene therapy being developed by Novartis that is aimed at restoring lost hearing, according to the article.

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European “soundscape” is under attack

Harmful levels of road traffic noise affect one in four people in Europe and raise health risks ranging from sleepless nights to heart disease, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has stated.

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New Zealand study may help individuals with hearing loss

A University of Canterbury (New Zealand) study hopes to produce results which may help people with hearing loss, according to a recent press release from the school. Associate Professor Megan McAuliffe says hearing loss affects 10 to 15 percent of young adults and more than 30 percent of older adults.

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Noise pollution: a forgotten environmental threat

Noise pollution is a fact of life worldwide. Similar to second-hand smoke, second-hand noise is an unwanted airborne pollutant produced by others; imposed without consent, and often at times, places, and volumes with no controls, according to a report from the Republic of Zimbabwe, in southern Africa.

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Good hearing health starts with awareness

Whether brief or long-lasting, loud sounds can cause noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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What drives hearing protection compliance?

Motivate your workers to wear HPDs
A hearing conservation program will quickly break down if workers don’t comply with rules to wear hearing protection devices (HPDs).

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - January 2015



For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. 



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