OSHA Kicks Off ‘Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge’

By August 24, 2016 No Comments

OSHA, 13 June 2016

The Department of Labor is challenging inventors and entrepreneurs to help develop a technological solution to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss.

The DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Mine Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, have launched the ‘Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge’ with the dual goals of inspiring creative ideas and raising business awareness of the market for workplace safety innovation.

Every year, 22 million workers risk losing their hearing from workplace noise hazards.  Hearing loss disability costs businesses an estimated $242 million annually in workers’ compensation.

Idea submissions are due by September 30…More information and a link to submit ideas can be found at

The competition is open to the general public, including OSHA contractors and special government employees.

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