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The Robert Dobie Library

Posted: December 10, 2019

The Robert Dobie Library is a new online resource available to NHCA members and all those with an interest in hearing conservation. The calculators and references listed in the library were created and curated by the late Dr. Robert Dobie, and generously contributed by his family following his passing in 2019. Bob was a long-time NHCA member, award recipient, and a true leader in hearing loss prevention. It is NHCA’s pleasure to host these valuable resources. 

Visit the Robert Dobie Library

 

 

OSHA QuickTakes

Posted: December 10, 2019

 

 Holiday Workplace Safety

OSHA has resources to help keep workers safe during the holiday shopping season as they work to get merchandise from the warehouse to your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preventing Cold Stress

Make sure you are properly protected from cold stress and other winter weather hazards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OSHA Enforcement and Compliance Increases in 2019 To Keep America’s Workforce Safe

Posted: December 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) fiscal year (FY) 2019 final statistics show a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance to further the mission of ensuring that employers provide workplaces free of hazards.

OSHA’s enforcement activities reflect the Department’s continued focus on worker safety. Federal OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections—more inspections than the previous three years –addressing violations related to trenching, falls, chemical exposure, silica and other hazards...

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Partner Alert: Noise PSAs at Times Square

Posted: December 10, 2019

NCEH’s Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Initiative has hit the big times! Times Square, that is, a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, and entertainment Mecca known as “The Crossroads of the World.” Times Square is located in the midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It extends from West 42nd to West 47th Streets and is extravagantly and very brightly decorated with billboards and advertisements. A 15 second Public Service Announcement for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss will be advertised on two of the largest billboards: the NASDAQ unit with 10,080 square feet, and the Thomson Reuters unit with 7,691 square feet, during the week of New Year’s Eve (12/24/19-12/31/19).
An estimated one million people celebrate New Year's Eve at Times Square with over a billion watching throughout the world.
The public health messages are clear:
  • Protect Your Hearing!
  • Loud Noises Can Hurt Your Hearing … And They’re Everywhere!
  • When You Can’t Avoid The Noise … Pop In Some Earplugs Or Wear Noise-Blocking Earmuffs.
  • Your Ears Will Thank You! 
For more information on NIHL, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/default.html 

 

Sounds For Jimmy

Posted: November 12, 2019

Recently Radiolab, media dedicated to making science accessible to broad audiences, received a heartbreaking letter from a listener whose 3 year old son, Jimmy, is slowly losing his hearing. His question to Radiolab: "If you had a limited time left with hearing, what would you want to make sure you heard? What should be on the mixtape?" 

In response, Radiolab would like to make a “mixtape” for Jimmy and they want your help. What sounds should Jimmy experience?

Click here for the full letter and information on how you can submit your ideas.

 

 

 
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