OSHA Initiative Aims to Protect Hearing of Midwest Manufacturing Employees

OSHA has established a Regional Emphasis Program (REP) to raise hearing protection awareness among Midwest manufacturers. According to a news release, the REP’s initial phase will include educating employers about hearing conservation, while encouraging the use of OSHA’s free consultation services to implement noise safety strategies.

Following a three-month outreach period, OSHA personnel will be authorized to inspect manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin with hearing loss rates higher than the U.S. average.

This is the perfect time to register for the OMA’s July 1 webinar on OSHA’s hearing protection requirements and noise-related health risks. Learn more. 6/15/2021