Hearing loss in drilling industry workers is on the increase according to recent figures out of Canada. Their figures show a significant increase in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) among oil and gas drilling workers. Most worrying is that of the 294 oil and gas drilling workers showing signs of NIHL, 65% of them were under the…

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Occupational noise is a widespread risk factor, with a strong evidence base linking it to hearing loss. It is also distinct from environmental noise, in that it is by definition associated with the workplace, and is therefore the responsibility of employers as well as individuals. High levels of occupational noise exposure pose a significant risk…

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