Imagine if your construction superintendent was involved in a car accident while traveling between job sites and the resulting injury left him off work for months. Not only would that be horrible for the injured superintendent and his loved ones, but morale in your company could suffer, projects might fall behind, work quality may suffer, and someone will have to pick up the slack to keep your projects and workers on track.
Over the last several years, safety has become a focus for many contractors. This includes obvious job site hazards, such as unprotected falls, struck-by objects, caught in-between, and electrical shocks, but it also includes unseen mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts, which can be just as hazardous to worker safety.
While loud noises are inevitable in certain workplace environments, such as manufacturing or construction, suffering from hearing loss due to this exposure is preventable if employers and employees take some basic steps to protect hearing health: