Construction Site Noise Hazards

Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Last year, U.S. business paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise. Construction and industrial noise is largely caused by mechanical impacts, high-velocity fluid flow, high-velocity air flow and vibrating surface areas of a machine. There are ... [Continue Reading]

Loud and Clear: The Hazards of Construction Noise

Every year, approximately 25 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Noise-related hearing loss has been listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the United States for more than 25 years. Thousands of workers every year suffer from preventable hearing loss due to high workplace noise levels. In addition, ... [Continue Reading]