Hearing Protection

Strategies for Workplace Noise Protection

Modern life is far from peaceful and quiet. Continuous exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (dB) are harmful and not many people realize how many everyday sounds are louder than the recommended exposure limit—including lawnmowers, power tools, garbage disposals, blenders and food processors.

The Sound of Safety

You might not hear about noise damage as often  as many other workplace hazards but its effects can be permanent. Regular exposure to high-decibel sounds can deteriorate one’s ability to hear and can drastically reduce quality of life.

NIOSH has recently released an infographic on safe noise thresholds to help employers and safety professionals navigate the workplace’s auditory landscape.