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ANSI introduces hearing loss prevention standard

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have introduced standard ANSI/ASSE A10.46-2007, "Hearing Loss Prevention in Construction and Demolition Workers." This standard, which was approved by ANSI March 5, is intended to help employers prevent occupational hearing loss among construction and demolition workers.

ANSI/ASSE A10.46-2007 applies to all construction and demolition workers with potential noise exposures of 85 decibels, A-weighted and higher.

For more information or to obtain a copy of the standard, go to www.asse.org.

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