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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