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A Little Song About Noise

Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Fortunately, the incidence of noise-in...

Man and Sound 1965 DOD

Noise is not a new hazard. It has been a constant threat since the industrial revolution. Too much noise exposure may cause a temporary change in hear...

Hearing Protection

This toolbox talk was created by NIOSH and CPWR and covers hearing protection. The design allows workers to view a graphic while the facilitator prese...

Giving Effective Toolbox Talks

This short Laborers' newsletter article describes 13 key elements for creating a toolbox talk that can make a difference on a construction site. The L...

Emergency Response Apps from the National Response Team

Contractors, workers and safety professionals have access to an increasing number of free or relatively inexpensive applications for smart phones that...

Noise Exposure and Hearing Protection Use Among Construction Workers in Washington State

This 2004 University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences prospective study of noise exposure and hearing loss a...

OSHA's Compliance Directive for Highway Construction Work Zones

This OSHA Instruction (CPL 02-01-054) provides guidance to OSHA compliance officers for the safe inspection of work sites where employees engaged in c...

OSHA Fact Sheet: Hurricane Sandy Cleanup PPE Matrix

This Dec 2012 factsheet from OSHA provides an easy-to-use table that recommends personal protective equipment based on the hurricane cleanup task bein...

Keeping Workers Safe During Hurricane Sandy Cleanup and Recovery

This OSHA Factsheet from November 2012 reviews the potential hazards posed to workers cleaning up the damage from Hurricane Sandy and recommends prote...

The "Sound" of Hearing Loss

Instructions and a link for accessing NASA’s multi-media files that give listeners a chance to experience what hearing loss sounds like after years...