Noise-induced hearing loss is usually painless and commonly develops over several years. As with other workplace safety and health considerations, employers must identify noise hazards and use engineering and administrative controls to minimize exposure.
When these efforts cannot keep noise at safe levels, employers may also require the use of earplugs to provide additional protection. Wearing earplugs correctly and consistently will help prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
Use this Toolbox Talk to remind employees of noisy areas in your facility and to demonstrate how to use earplugs effectively.
Make It Personal: Visit areas of the facility with elevated noise levels. Highlight signage used to advise of the need for hearing protection as well as engineering and administrative controls that help reduce noise levels.
Looking for tips on how to give a talk? Check out this blog post.
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Rick Neinersays:08/28/2018 at 10:42 am
Hello I’m currently working for the City of Tempe at there Household Product Collection Center and I was wondering if you had any tool box talks on Household Hazardous Waste ?
Keith Eldredsays:08/29/2018 at 11:16 am
We don’t have a Toolbox Talk on that topic, but this page from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has good information: https://www.epa.gov/hw/household-hazardous-waste-hhw
Best wishes, and thank you for your question.
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