Many industries are experiencing exponential growth including warehouses, distribution hubs, and manufacturing facilities that hire large numbers of people from around the local Tallahassee and Florida communities to work assembly jobs, picking jobs, driving jobs and beyond. In so many settings, the natural noises produced by industrial machinery can have a detrimental effect on the hearing and overall well-being of members of the team. One of the easiest ways to protect employees’ health is through policies that mandate hearing protection and other essential elements of personal protective equipment, or PPE.
Industrial and occupational noise can be the cause of several health conditions in employees, including hypertension, according to a study in the journal Occupational Medicine. The study then concludes that employees’ “exposure to noise at work was consistently associated with hypertension” (Skogstad, 2016).
The good news is that these conditions can be prevented by mandating the use of hearing protection in every member of the team that will be near loud machinery throughout the course of a workday.
If you need hearing tests for any members of your team, or fear that an employee may have a workers compensation claim or potential hearing loss, contact our team and we would be happy to assist you in finding a solution that works for your company and your teammate.
Who is Jet Medical Center®?
Jet Medical Center® is a leading provider of occupational medicine services in the Tallahassee area. We develop, with our client partners, a customized health care plan to fit your companies needs today and into the future.
Our experienced staff of clinicians provide excellent medical care and understand the Worker’s Compensation system and its impact on your company’s financial health. Your employees will have less downtime with less complications reducing overall medical costs.