OSHA to host stakeholder conversation on occupational hearing loss


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OSHA will host an informal stakeholder meeting to solicit comments and suggestions on occupational hearing loss prevention.  The purpose of OSHA’s public meeting is to provide a forum and gather information from protective equipment and feasible engineering controls.  OSHA is holding this meeting as part of its commitment to work with stakeholders on approaches for preventing occupational hearing loss.  The meeting will take place Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Parties interested in attending must register online, by phone or by fax by the Oct. 27 deadline.  See the Federal Register notice for more information on the meeting and visit OSHA’s Occupational Noise Exposure Web page for background on health effects of noise exposure, warning signs of hearing loss and examples of workplace engineering controls.