If construction noise is such a serious risk, why aren’t construction workers protecting their ears? There are many factors that could explain this, including not having awareness of how loud construction work really is, lack of safety training, and having a weak safety culture in their organization. Here are some ways construction workers can protect their hearing and construction managers can promote better safety on the job site.
Invest in quieter or noise cancelling equipment
Employ sound barriers and enclosures
Have on-site safety overnight
Wear hearing protection devices
Schedule regular hearing tests for workers