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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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Sound Level Suppressors for Firearm Noise Reduction: Implications for Hearing Conservation

Sound level suppressors (also known as “silencers”) on firearms reduce—but do not eliminate—hazardous noise exposure, especially for AR-15 or similar semiautomatic rifles. At this time, the best advice is dual use of both HPDs and suppressors—particularly for those shooting weapons that produce dangerously high sound levels. For shooters who are reluctant to use HPDs, electronic HPDs should be considered as an option.

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