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Listen up: OSHA establishes regional emphasis program to protect Midwest workers’ hearing

March 31, 2022


Twenty-two million workers are exposed to hazardous occupational noise each year, a figure nearly equivalent to the population of Florida.

To reduce noise hazards and protect workers’ hearing, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Kansas City regional office has established a Regional Emphasis Program. The program will target inspections of general industry and construction workplaces at high risk of noise exposure and raise awareness of hazards and safety measures among Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska employers.

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