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Buy quiet process
  • Published Date:
  • Source:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2014-127
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH)
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  • Description:
    Nearly 50% of construction workers suffer hearing loss.

    What you can do to help. Buy Quiet is an occupational health and safety initiative which encourages companies to purchase or rent quieter machinery as older machinery is replaced in order to reduce worker exposure to noise. The program helps you comply with OSHA requirements, reduces the noise impact on the community, and encourages manufacturers to design equipment that is quieter. Most importantly, it reduces your risk of hearing loss.

    1. Advocacy. Communicate to your employees and community the importance of Buy Quiet and the benefits of the program.

    2. Policy. Develop policies to support your internal Buy Quiet initiative.

    3. Research & Purchase. Research quieter tools and equipment with cost benefit analysis.

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