RT241

Noise Can Be Beat. We Did It and Won!

Wednesday, May 25 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Topics:

Engineering, Noise

Arranger: T. Morata, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH. Moderator: R. Neitzel, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Monitors: A. Perkin, Alabama Power Company, Birmingham, AL; M. Geiger, Naval Safety Center, Fairfax, VA.

Efforts to prevent the effects of noise can be frustrating. The presenters are recipients of the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™. Their success stories demonstrate that noise control is desirable and within reach, and that noise control benefits extend beyond the prevention of hearing loss. The practical strategies covered will provide guidance on how to achieve excellence in hearing loss prevention.

Safe-in-Sound™: Awarding Excellence and Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention S. Schneider, Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund, Washington, DC; T. Morata, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH; D. Meinke, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; R. Neitzel, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Safe-in-Sound™, Four Years Later J. Downey, Colgate Palmolive, Piscataway, NJ.

United Technologies Safe-in-Sound™ Award: UTC Quiet Goal – An Ambitious Approach to Continuous EH&S Improvement. M. Twerdy, United Technologies, Farmington, CT.

The Journey Continues C. Tinner, West Rock, Cottonton, AL.

3M Alexandria Safe-in-Sound™ Award: A Systematic Methodology for Exposure Assessment and Noise Reduction C. Johnson, 3M, St. Paul, MN.