who works can be at risk for possible noise-induced hearing loss, some
workplaces are more hazardous than others. Workers in the following industries
are more likely to be exposed to dangerous noise levels: agriculture,
mining, construction, manufacturing and utilities, transportation, and
Failing to address OSHA regulations can be a pricey mistake. Total penalties for OSHA violations in 2002 exceeded $72.8 million! Business owners that willingly violate OSHA regulations, including those relating to noise, can be penalized between $5,000 and $70,000. If a previous violation is not addressed and corrected, civil penalties up to $7,000 a day can be enforced. Even if the violation isn't life threatening, but still has the potential to impact job safety and health, the business can be penalized up to $7,000. Keep in mind, OSHA representatives can stop by to conduct noise readings at any given time.
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