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Chemically Induced Hearing Loss

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Chemically Induced Hearing Loss

 

Chemically Induced Hearing Loss
Colin J. Brigham

Are you aware that chemicals (ototoxicants) in the work environment can cause hearing loss? Amazingly, they can! So today, I would like to share some information on Chemically Induced Hearing loss and how 1Source can assist you. 1Source professionals draw on their many years of noise assessments and hearing conservation to assist clients.

 

If you are looking for ways to reduce the risk of Chemically Induced Hearing Loss in your workplace, let 1Source help. We can provide you with expert safety and health risk management and consulting services to identify and combat hazards that threaten your employees' safety. We are committed to helping you create and maintain a strong safety culture in your workplace which will reduce incidents along with the added benefits of cost savings and higher productivity.

 

For more information, or to set aside some time to discuss how 1Source Safety and Health can assist you, please reach out to Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP, FAIHA at cbrigham@1ssh.com, 610.524.5525 x 24.

Sincerely,
Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP
VP Safety Management & Ergonomics


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