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Abrasive blasting and hearing loss risk

Hearing loss is among the many types of harms a worker could be exposed to in the workplace. The implications of workplace hearing loss on a worker’s life can be considerable. So, when a worker’s hearing is harmed on-the-job, they can be facing all kinds of challenges.

Given the many challenges they can be dealing with, a victim of workplace hearing injuries may hope that the legal matters related to their injuries, such as workers’ comp matters, will go relatively smoothly. However, workers’ comp claims are complex things and various possible snags can come up as a person endeavors to get the compensation they deserve. So, there is the possibility for things to get very complicated very fast. Skilled workers’ comp lawyers can help injured California workers navigate the complexities of workers ‘comp claims and fight for their overall goals when it comes to such claims.

Workplace hearing risks can come up in connection to many workplace tasks. One such task is abrasive blasting. Such blasting has a variety of workplace applications, including ones related to cleaning and preparing surfaces. So, such blasting can be present in a wide range of industries.

A great deal of noise can come from abrasive blasting equipment and the abrasive blasting process. So, when proper precautions aren’t taken, individuals performing such blasting could be vulnerable to hearing loss. This is why things like giving workers proper safety training and adequate hearing protection can be so important in workplaces where such blasting is done. So, one hopes California employers make sure to give proper attention to hearing safety issues when it comes to abrasive blasting activity.

Source: Safety+Health, “Abrasive blasting: Know the hazards,” Feb. 26, 2017

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