OSHA Cites Pallet Rental Company for Noise Hazard Violations The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Hazleton, Pennsylvania, company nearly $59,000 for failing to protect employees from noise hazards. Peco Pallet, a pallet repair and rental company, failed to reduce noise levels and failed to test the hearing of employees, both at baseline and annually, ... News in Brief
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OSHA Cites Pallet Rental Company for Noise Hazard Violations
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OSHA Cites Pallet Rental Company for Noise Hazard Violations
The ASHA Leader, November 2015, Vol. 20, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.20112015.8
The ASHA Leader, November 2015, Vol. 20, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.20112015.8
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Hazleton, Pennsylvania, company nearly $59,000 for failing to protect employees from noise hazards.
Peco Pallet, a pallet repair and rental company, failed to reduce noise levels and failed to test the hearing of employees, both at baseline and annually, according to the OSHA report.
OSHA found employees exposed to continuous noise at up to 157.9 percent of the exposure level of 85 dBA, or an eight-hour time-weighted average of 93.3 dBA.
“Exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent hearing loss that cannot be corrected by surgery or a hearing aid,” said Mark Stelmack, OSHA’s area director in Wilkes-Barre. “It also contributes to workplace accidents and injuries by making it difficult for employees to hear warning signals.”
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