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iStock_000005528686XSmallAs we discussed in the ABC of OSH Part 1, all safety and health professionals grapple with a near endless list of issues in order to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. In this second part, we look at the final 13 letters and what they mean for every OSH professional…

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earplugThere are over 9 million hard of hearing in the UK. In 2005 then the RNID (now Action on Hearing Loss) undertook a comprehensive survey involving over 20,000 applicants. It determined that of the UK population at the time, almost one in six was thought to present clear symptoms of hearing loss. Of the two most common causes for hearing loss, one being age-related and the other noise induced, the latter is preventable and the subject of various noise reduction enforcement and government regulations.

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