In this video, Jim explains that prolonged exposure to excessive noise can cause permanent damage to your hearing. He describes the steps to measure noise levels and the precautions to take.
- Noise is an issue that I think gets overlooked…far too often in construction.…It's easy to overlook.…It's one of those hazards that's not likely to cause…an immediate injury or even to have immediate consequences.…It's one of those things that builds up over time…as loud noises take their toll on your hearing…and all of a sudden one day you realize…you're having trouble hearing people…or picking out details in conversations.…Or like me, you end up…with a permanent ringing in your ears.…The real trouble with all this…is that once the damage is done.…
The doctors really don't have a way to fix it.…Back when I was a teenager and running a jackhammer…out on the construction site for the summer.…No one told me I needed to wear hearing protection.…And really to be fair,…I'm not sure I would have worn it if they did.…Back then, hearing protection consisted…of those big, bulky earmuff type things.…And it was 110 degrees out most days where I worked,…and they really didn't looked cool anyway.…At the time, I certainly did not understand…
Throughout this course, Jim highlights some of the most notable safety and health hazards in the industry—including fall hazards, traffic accidents, and respiratory hazards—and shares strategies for integrating safety, quality, and productivity. He also explains how to leverage technological advancements such as digital drawings to help your team work safer and smarter.
- Recognizing health hazards in the industry
- Integrating safety, quality, and productivity
- Creating a culture of learning
- Recognizing leading indicators
- Using digital solutions to improve safety
- Using BIM to identify hazards early