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All employers have a duty to protect their employees at work and inform them of industry and PPE regulations, legislation and standards that are put in place to help keep them safe and healthy. The following section provides you with links to occupational health and environmental safety standards.

Personal Protective Equipment References
3M OH&ESD PPE Regulations Updates
American Industrial Hygiene Association - AIHA
American National Standards Institute - ANSI
Center for Disease Control - CDC
Department of Homeland Security - DHS
Department of Health & Human Services - DH&HS
Department of Justice - DOJ
Mine Safety & Health Administration - MSHA
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health - NIOSH
National Hearing Conservation Association - NHCA
National Safety Council - NS
NIOSH Policy Updates
NRC Regulation Updates
OSHA Regulation Updates
Occupational Safety & Health Administration - OSHA
World Health Organization - WHO

Welding References:
3M’s Hexavalent Chromium Information
American Welding Society
Gas & Welding Distributors Association
American National Standards Institute
Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Hearing Protection and Conservation (Professional Societies):
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
AAA position on preventing noise-induced hearing loss
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Council in Accreditation for Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)
Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)
National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

Hearing Protection and Conservation (Government):
EPA Hearing Protector Labeling Regulation (search on 40CRF211 and select items 45-47)
MSHA noise pages
NIOSH noise pages
Farm Noise, Protect Your Ears
Farm Noise, Hearing Loss
OSHA Letters of Interpretation
OSHA / NIOSH / NHCA Alliance
OSHA Noise Pages
Forms for recording work-related injuries and illnesses
Hearing Conservation Booklet
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Safety Health & Information Bulletin (SHIB) - Hearing impaired workers
Safety Health & Information Bulletin (SHIB) - Innovative Accommodations
eTool/chapter of OSHA Technical Manual
OSHA Small-Business Consultation
OSHA State Plans
US Army Hearing Program
Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries, Noise Reduction Ideas Data Bank

Hearing Protection and Conservation (Government, Children and Teenagers):
Explore Sound (Acoustical Society of America)
Healthy Youth, Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (CDC)
Noisy Planet (NIDCD)
Wise Ears (NIDCD)

Hearing Protection and Conservation (Other):
ASA Standards Store - information for ordering ANSI and other standards
American Society of Acoustic Ecology
American Tinnitus Association (ATA)
Council on the Environment of New York City, Noise Page
Dangerous Decibels
Virtual Audio Exhibit
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (Multilingual information and materials)
Hawke Library of Ear Disease
Healthline, Body Maps, 3-D ear anatomy
Hearing Education Awareness for Rockers (H. E. A. R.)
House Ear Institute
Hyperacusis Network
Laborer's Health and Safety Fund of North America, Noise in Construction
Musicians' Clinics of Canada
Noise Free America
Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
One Square Inch - A sanctuary for silence
OSH World
Sound Tracker - nature and environmental recordings
Ultimate High Fidelity Hearing Protection
University of Washington, Noise in the Construction Industry
World Forum for Acoustic Ecology

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Where to buy 3M PPE Safety Products. Pricing is available from your local 3M authorized safety distributor.



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