When you think about construction-job related injuries, you most likely think of accidents involving equipment and heavy lifting, but many workers suffer Arizona construction noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) every year that eliminates their ability to work productively, or even at all. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health mandate safety regulations and rules for noise levels on construction sites and at other job sites, noise incidents may still occur that cause hearing damage or loss. Injuries may occur when:
- Workers are not provided with earplugs or headphones to block out noise.
- Headphones or earplugs provided to workers are not adequate for noise levels.
- Workers are not provided with adequate information detailing the risks involved with their participation at the work site or in specific work-related tasks.