While the dog days of summer mean slowing down for some people, sunshine brings the busy season for those in the grounds management professions, which includes landscaping, tree care and horticulture. This summer work means breaking out tools that can create loud noise: lawn mowers, edgers, chainsaws, chippers — just to name a few.
Noise is everywhere, but how loud does it need to be to cause harm? While many people know that loud noise can hurt their ears, they don’t know how loud is too loud or how long they can listen before it becomes harmful.
When you’re jet skiing on a hot summer day, are you thinking about hearing loss? You should be, according to the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jet skiing is only one of the popular summertime activities that harbor hazards to your hearing.
Bring ear plugs, noise canceling headphones with you
May 30, 2018
Love to go to sporting events and cheer on your favorite teams? While you’re sitting in the bleachers or stands, in a stadium or arena watching that football/hockey/baseball/soccer team win or lose, the CDC wants you to use ear protection – and avoid air horns.
Think that hearing damage is usually workplace-related? Actually, activities away from work can damage hearing just as much a noisy job. More than half of all adults with hearing damage do not have noisy jobs.
Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States. Almost twice as many people report hearing loss as report diabetes or cancer, with about 40 million adults aged 20–69 years suffering from noise-induced hearing loss.
22 million workers exposed to hazardous noise each year, making hearing loss 3rd most common chronic physical condition among adults
May 3, 2018
May happens to be Better Hearing Month, but every month has become hazardous these days to the unprotected ears of millions of U.S. workers. On May 1, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) launched "Listen Today to Hear Tomorrow," a hearing loss prevention campaign to raise awareness and educate workers and employers.
Team also celebrating shortlisting as finalists in Safety & Health Excellence Award for Campaign of the Year
March 13, 2018
Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have some great offers ready to unveil at this year's Health & Safety Event at the Birmingham NEC, April 10-12 - as well as a sneak preview of the Optimus+ sound level meter prototype.
Delegates visiting Cirrus Research at Stand HS153 will be able to demo both products, and take advantage of some great new offers, exclusive to HSE delegates.
Yorkshire-based noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have appointed Martin Ellison as its new Sales Manager, following a re-alignment across the company’s senior management team.
Martin, 55, has more than 15 year’s direct sales experience having worked in several sectors including the automotive, manufacturing, construction and engineering acoustic industries.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Hearing Day, which raises awareness about preventing hearing loss and promoting hearing care, is fast approaching. This year’s theme, “Hear the Future,” focuses on strategies to prevent the expected increase in the number of people living with hearing loss.
Up to 31 percent of the workers in the Health Care and Social Assistance (HAS) sector have experienced hearing loss, according to a new study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).