Occupational deafness: The silent epidemic
Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is the number one occupational disease in Europe, yet the world is largely silent on the issue. A new online 'Evidence Hub' has been launched that pulls together data on the issue to support the case for a new approach to hearing protection in the workplace.
Construction firm raises hearing protection benchmark
Costain-Skanska joint venture (CSjv) is spearheading industry change with a new hearing protection policy across all of its HS2 enabling works construction sites. Following an incredible journey with smart tech Eave, who’s innovative hearing conservation solution provides real time noise monitoring on site, CSjv is now mandating this active protection with integrated noise monitoring from 1st September 2020 across its HS2 sites.
Galliford Try Highways adopts active hearing protection
Galliford Try’s Highways business has implemented a new mandate requiring all of its sites to adopt Active Hearing Protection from July. The measure will become part of the business’s standard PPE requirements to try and clamp down on noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), which is the most commonly reported occupational disease in Europe.
Smart tech changing perceptions of construction
The rise of smart tech is changing the reputation of construction, as the sector embraces innovative solutions to some of its more traditional challenges. Health and safety are obvious concerns across all of the UK’s industries, but it’s of particular importance within construction as the rate of fatal injury is around four times as high as the average rate across all industries.
Combining hazard monitoring with risk management and mitigation
They say prevention is better than cure and this old adage certainly rang true for David Greenberg when he founded EAVE, the company behind a new concept in reducing the risks associated with occupational disease. Combining hazard monitoring with risk management and mitigation, EAVE are able to offer a complete system.