Mar 2nd 2023
Protecting Your Ears During Hearing Awareness Week
With Hearing Awareness Week taking place from March 1st to 7th and World Hearing Day observed on the 3rd of March, it is an important time to focus on hearing safety in the workplace.
Hearing loss is a common workplace injury that can significantly impact quality of life but is often preventable.
Steps to protect your employees from hearing damage
Implementing a program that involves regular testing and monitoring for employees working in noisy environments is an essential step to protecting their employees' hearing health.
Additionally, it's important to provide protective gear such as earplugs or earmuffs and reduce workplace noise levels by rearranging workstations or by implementing barriers.
Finally, employers need to create an environment where employees feel comfortable speaking up if they believe they are being negatively impacted by noise levels in the workplace and provide education and training so that everyone understands the importance of protecting their hearing health.
However, managing all these control measures can be challenging, especially for small to medium-sized businesses. That's where SafetyDocs by SafetyCulture can assist.
How SafetyDocs by SafetyCulture can help
We provide a comprehensive solution for managing workplace safety, including hearing safety. With features such as hazard reporting, risk assessments, and audit tools, employers can easily identify and manage the risks associated with hazardous noise in the workplace.
You can also use our templates to create and manage custom safety procedures, track PPE usage, and monitor compliance with safety regulations. This helps ensure that all employees are aware of the risks associated with hazardous noise and how to protect themselves from hearing loss.
In conclusion, Hearing Awareness Week is a valuable reminder to take steps to protect employee hearing and prevent hearing loss in the workplace. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you identify the necessary safety documents your business needs in order to remain compliant with industry regulations.
Author - Craig Cruickshank is the HSEQ Manager and Senior Technical Advisor at SafetyDocs by SafetyCulture.
Craig comes from a construction and environmental background, with experience in both the private and public sectors and is passionate about making health and safety information easy to find and understand for everyone.
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