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Article # 6102

Many businesses are seeking ways to protect their employees by reducing noise exposure on the job. Employers concerned about the long-term damage of noisy work environments are increasing their efforts to protect their workers.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be aware of the noise levels in your work place. Conduct a study to determine the decibel levels.
  • Develop a policy regarding hearing protection and strictly enforce its use.
  • Reduce noise levels where you can.
  • Educate your employees about noise exposure and explain ways they can avoid long-term damage and hearing loss.
  • Test employees' hearing regularly.
  • Address problems immediately.