04/14/2008

NIOSH, OSHA, and NHCA Establish Alliance on Workplace Hearing Loss Prevention

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) signed an
agreement February 21 with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) for outreach
and resources to help prevent work-related hearing loss.

The three partners pledged to work together to:


  • Provide expertise in developing information for recognizing and preventing
    occupational hearing loss, and in developing ways to communicate such
    information to employers and employees.

  • Share information among OSHA and NIOSH personnel and industry safety and health
    professionals.

  • To publicize results in print or appropriate forums as partner-sponsored
    conferences, workshops, lectures, and national conferences such as the annual
    NCHA conference.

A team of representatives from all three organizations will meet to develop an
action plan, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and
responsibilities of the participants. The team will meet at least three times
per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving
the goals of the agreement.


More information about NIOSH's research and recommendations on hearing-loss prevention


AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)