Occupational hearing loss has become a silent epidemic in the United States. It is a major problem that deserves far more attention. We believe that by publicly acknowledging the large number of companies who make extra efforts to truly protect worker hearing we can encourage others to follow their lead. Our mission is to recognize organizations and employers that have adopted 85 dBA for an 8-hour noise exposure limit measured with a 3-dB exchange rate for their hearing loss prevention programs, and to encourage others to adopt this same hearing protective strategy.
A coordinated effort is being undertaken to enlist as many companies and organizations as possible to sign-on. The campaign was launched in conjunction with the National Hearing Conservation Association 37th Annual Conference held on February 24, 2012.
Click here for more information on joining the campaign and becoming an 85-3 Pioneer.