February 24, 2015
NIOSH Presents Hearing Loss Prevention Awards
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™, honoring companies that have shown dedication to the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss through excellent hearing loss prevention practices in the work environment.
The awards were presented at the 40th Annual Hearing Conservation Conference in February in New Orleans, LA. The first of the 2015 recipients of the Safe-in-Sound Excellence Award was United Technologies Corporation, a global company with over 210,000 employees throughout the world. They were recognized for including as one of its company-wide 2015 sustainability goals to “reduce employee exposure to noise and chemicals to levels so safe that wearing personal protective equipment is no longer mandatory….” and for the strategies used within the company to fulfill that goal. The second recipient of the Safe-in-Sound Excellence Award from the Manufacturing Sector are the employees of Mahrt Mill, of the MeadWestvaco Corporation. The Mahrt Mill Hearing Conservation Team developed and implemented engaging educational programs, provided two alternative types of hearing protection fit-testing of all plant personnel, selected a diverse assortment of effective general and specialty hearing protection devices for both work and recreational application, conducted high quality audiometric testing with professional review and employee follow-up. The award recipient presentations can be seen at http://www.safeinsound.us/winners.html.
—Please visit http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/updates/upd-02-19-15.html to read more about this.