International Noise Awareness Day
On April 26, 2017, WSPS will participate, along with our health and safety system partners in Ontario and across the globe, in International Noise Awareness Day. This one day global campaign is aimed at raising awareness of noise-induced hearing loss and other disorders that can have a devastating impact on the health and well-being of those affected.
Noise exposure affects people in all industries including at home and in public settings. Whether you are working at a manufacturing plant, using power tools at home, listening to music in your car, or sitting in a busy restaurant - overexposure to noise can lead to variety of health effects including hearing loss.
There are many things companies and employees can do to recognize and reduce noise hazards. To begin with, consider getting advice from a qualified occupational hygienist. They can help isolate specific hazards, prioritize your needs, and offer solutions to ensure you are providing a noise-safe environment for your workers. It is vitally important to recognize and control noise levels at the source early to avoid serious injury including deafness. Noise induced hearing loss is preventable so remember to recognize it early. #AvoidNoise.
WSPS occupational hygienists work with you and your staff to identify the most effective ways to improve your employees' work environments and to implement solutions that minimize exposure to noise. Our Technical specialists are part of the Occupational Disease Action Plan for Ontario initiative to help make workplaces safer. WSPS also contributes to the development of standards with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
Occupational Hygiene Specialist