New online resources from NIOSH provide information and support for employers who have or are considering implementing a Buy Quiet program. The newly released resources are available on NIOSH’s website and include a new video, several posters, and links to other Buy Quiet websites of organizations who are partners in the agency’s initiative. The new materials explain how to establish a Buy Quiet program, discuss its benefits, and provide additional resources for finding quieter tools and machinery for workplaces.
NIOSH’s Buy Quiet initiative aims to help prevent work-related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) by encouraging companies to buy or rent quieter machinery and tools to reduce employees’ noise exposures. According to the agency, NIHL is the most common work-related injury in the U.S., affecting approximately 22 million workers per year.
The new resources are collected on NIOSH’s workplace safety and health topic page for Buy Quiet.