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New safety resource for construction workers about noise levels and hearing protection

Published on: December 11, 2019

Construction workers have higher rates of hearing loss than workers in other industries. Find out why it’s important for workers to wear the right hearing protection and get annual hearing tests.

Regular exposure to sounds louder than 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing loss. This resource will help workers and employers identify the types of hearing protection needed to protect against exposure to noise. It also shows examples of exposures by equipment type.

For noise-related information and resources, visit our Noise and Construction pages.