Employers are required to measure noise levels; provide free annual hearing exams, hearing protection, and training; and, conduct evaluations of the adequacy of the hearing protectors in use (unless changes made to tools, equipment, and schedules result in worker noise exposure levels that are less than 85 dBA).
Hearing conservation programs strive to prevent initial occupational hearing loss, preserve and protect remaining hearing; and, equip workers with the knowledge and hearing protection devices necessary to safeguard themselves.
Custom Earplugs – Tax-free reimbursement for custom earplugs for employees may be done through a Health Spending Account (H.S.A.)
Great-West Life underwrites the majority of the group plans in the construction industry.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
- American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
- Board of Certified Safety Professionals
- Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOSH)
- Department of Health & Human Services (U.S.)
- Health and Safety Executive
- Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA)
- National Safety Council (NSC)
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) (U.S.)
- World Safety Organization