Millions of workers are exposed to hearing hazards every year, and even though OSHA regulations and NIOSH recommendations in the U.S. specify hearing protection, occupational hearing loss is still the number one reported worker illness in manufacturing*.
A New York City institution is looking to tackle the city’s massive noise problem head-on
November 23, 2016
Sounds of New York City, otherwise known as SONYC, is a new multi-year project involving a team of scientists from New York University (NYU) and collaborators at Ohio State University. It is a “first-of-its-kind comprehensive research initiative to understand and address noise pollution in New York and beyond,” and the National Science Foundation recently awarded the project a $4.6 million grant.
Casella today introduced the next generation of its acclaimed Apex® personal sampling pump: the all-new Apex2 featuring Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity and supporting Airwave™ app. The first of its kind, the Apex2 empowers occupational hygiene professionals to remotely monitor multiple employees on an Android® mobile device from up to 75 feet away -- without interrupting the wearer or disrupting overall productivity.
Eye protection good for looking at detailed things at close range, hand protection especially for the mining industry and enhance noise measurement software are among this week’s top EHS-related products as featured on ISHN.com.
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