US Agencies that use the 85 3 criterion in risk assessments of exposures to hazardous noise in the workplace.
Department of Defense (DoD)
Department of Energy (DoE)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing loss Prevention AwardTM
The Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award TM was developed to recognize best practices in hearing loss prevention, the website (www.safeinsound.us) is another resource for best practices in hearing loss prevention. Please consider an application for the next round of awards if your company/organization can demonstrate excellence or innovation in hearing loss prevention. The use of 85-3 is an important component of effective hearing loss prevention initiatives, but considered independently, does not solely make an organization considered a viable candidate to the Safe-in-Sound Award.TM