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OSHA has published a new chapter that provides technical information and guidance to help Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) evaluate noise hazards in the workplace. The content is based on currently available research publications, OSHA standards, and consensus standards.
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) occurs when tiny sensory hair cells in our inner ears are damaged by noises that are too loud and that last for too long. The max volume of music in headphones is about 105 decibels.
The NHCASF is a tax-exempt organization (501c3) that provides scholarship awards to graduate, post-doctoral and residency students who focus on applied/practical studies in hearing loss prevention at regionally accredited institutions/agencies.
Schedule includes: ANSI Meeting, CAOHC Training, Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament, workshops, Meet & Greet (Reserved for new members, students, first time attendees, Executive Council), Exhibitor's Reception & "Meet the Authors" Poster Presentations and more.
Cirrus Research – the leading UK specialist in noise measurement products - is continuing its North American expansion strategy with the appointment of two new distributors for the US, with immediate effect. Don Wolf & Associates has been appointed to cover Southern California whilst MEDI has responsibility for the Northern part of the Sunshine State.
Hearing conservation innovations, FR workwear and an explosion proof high bay LED light are among this week’s top EHS-related products as featured on ISHN.com:
EP7 Sonic Defenders Ultra protect your hearing without interfering with your ability to hear routine sounds or conversations. Their foam-tipped stem design, featuring soft memory-foam Comply™ Canal Tips, fits most people and provides a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 28dB. Sounds, at safe levels, are allowed to pass through into the ear canal, while potentially harmful noises (above 85dB) are reduced via a proprietary design that incorporates a special noise-reducing filter.
Earlier this year OSHA cited Kamps Inc. for 10 alleged safety and health -- including one willful -- violations at its Versailles wood pallet manufacturing facility. OSHA's inspection was initiated on Nov. 4, 2011, under the agency's Site-Specific Targeting Program, which expands the scope of a routine inspection to cover all hazards associated with the employer's industry. Proposed fines total $101,000.
3M Detection Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of two intrinsically safe models, the Class/Type 1 SE-401-IS and the Class/Type 2 SE-402-IS to the 3M™ Sound Examiner SE-400 Series of sound level meters.