Hearing damage is a common issue in the construction sector. In fact, the construction industry ranks among the top 3 sectors with the highest incidence of work-related hearing damage.
Protecting your hearing can potentially lead to better health quality and contribute to optimal performance at work. With the right precautions, you can reduce or prevent issues such as hearing loss, tinnitus, and dizziness. Furthermore, promoting healthy hearing improves the quality of life, enhances productivity, and keeps construction projects on track.
One of the greatest challenges is that people generally underestimate when noise exceeds 80 dB. Workers usually perceive 80 dB as mildly noisy chatter and do not find it bothersome. Most people only find noise annoying when it goes above 90 dB. However, when working daily in an environment with such high noise levels, hearing protection measures help maintain good hearing quality.
Therefore, it is essential to prevent hearing damage and provide targeted information and protection to your employees against harmful noise at the construction site.