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OSHA Initiative Aims to Prevent Hearing Loss in Midwest Workplaces

The US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Kansas City regional office has established a Regional Emphasis Program to target inspections of general industry and construction workplaces at high risk of noise exposure and to raise awareness among Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska employers of noise hazards and required safety measures, according to an announcement on the DOL website.

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3M Mass Tort Now Includes Over 200,000 People, ‘Star-Tribune’ Reports

“The Minneapolis Star-Tribune” reports that over 200,000 people have joined a mass tort against 3M, alleging that Aearo’s Combat Arms earplugs “were knowingly defective, imperceptibly loosening and leaking in noise.” The Combat earplugs were acquired by 3M as part of its $1.2 billion purchase of Aearo Technologies in 2008.

Otoharmonics’ Levo System Now Available to Patients Receiving Care from VA

Otoharmonics Corporation, a US veteran-owned company offering sound therapy for tinnitus management, announced it has been awarded a five-year Federal Supply Schedule Medical Equipment and Supply contract, making Levo available immediately to patients receiving care within the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Bureau of Prisons, Indian Heads Services, and Public Health Services.

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