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W700 - Don’t Let Noise Steal Your Hearing

Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the fastest-growing occupational diseases in Ontario. The biggest problem is that by the time workers realize they’re losing their hearing, it’s too late—the damage is permanent and irreversible.

Exposure to noise may sometimes be unavoidable, but hearing loss is 100 per cent preventable. Use the tips in this guide to help ensure that hearing protection devices are used properly at your workplace.

On page four, you’ll find helpful illustrations that show you how to fit earplugs and earmuffs. Post this guide somewhere where workers can see it or present it as a safety talk. Originally a centre pull-out in Volume 12, Issue 1 of IHSA's magazine. 4 pages.

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