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Exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss. Neither surgery nor a
hearing aid can help correct this type of hearing loss. Construction sites have many noisy
operations and can be a significant source of noise exposure.
Loud noise can also reduce work productivity and contribute to workplace accidents by making it difficult to hear warning signals.
This OSHA pocket guide will is designed to advise construction workers on the dangers of noise on the construction site and how to protect workers against the noise.