Buy Quiet

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common work-related injuries To
create a more healthful workplace, the US-American National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends preventing hazardous noise
through controls for noise exposure and encourages business owners to create
'Buy Quiet programs' as a first step.

Buy Quiet is a prevention initiative which:

  • Encourages companies to purchase or rent quieter machinery and tools to reduce

  • worker noise exposure. This is accomplished when new businesses start up or

  • when older equipment is replaced.

  • Provides information on equipment noise levels, so companies can buy quieter

  • products that make the workplace safer.

  • Encourages manufacturers to design quieter equipment by creating a demand for

  • quieter products.

More information - Source: Centre for Occupational Health and Safety