Thursday, April 19, 2012

At first glance, heavy industry workers, factory workers and musicians wouldn't seem to have much in common as they go about the jobs they do, but in fact they share a very important risk factor - potential hearing loss. 
According to the Center for Hearing and Communication, exposure to dangerous levels of noise in the workplace is one of the leading causes of hearing loss.  An estimated 38 million people suffer from hearing loss and 1 in 4 workers exposed to high levels of noise where they work will develop a hearing loss.  After much research, OSHA has set the standard at 85dBA, meaning continued exposure over 85dBA has been proven to eventually harm hearing.
The recycled high density polyethylene plastic used to manufacture Industrial Maid's industrial air filtration equipment is not only environmentally friendly, it also dampens the noise of the motor blower.  Depending on the model, Industrial Maid products test between 60 and mid 70's dBA.  As a point of reference, a normal conversation is rated at 60 dBAs.
For more resource information about hearing conservation in the workplace visit National Hearing Conservation or follow the link to find out more about  OSHA standards.

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