We all agree that excessive noise — audible output created by other people — is annoying. But were you aware that noise pollution is an environmental hazard? According to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in October 2018 and supported by the most rigorous, evidence-based research, noise pollution contributes to heart and circulatory disease, hearing impairment, adverse birth conditions, and mental health and a host of other ailments threatening to diminish our quality of life.
Noise exposure in the workplace is better understood these days, but there are many guidelines published and enforced by various agencies, including OSHA and NIOSH. How much do they differ?Read more →