Category Archives: Safety Tips

Foreign Object Debris Introduction

Foreign object debris (F.O.D.) is any object, material or substance in a place that it is not supposed to be creating a condition that can cause damage to individuals or equipment.  Foreign Object Damage (also FOD) is the damage caused by Foreign Object Debris.  While the term ‘FOD’ is most closely associated with the Aerospace […]

Common Hearing Protection Mistakes

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a progressive, debilitating and preventable condition.  While every effort to protect yourself can be made, here are some common hearing protection mistakes. Ignoring the problem How many times have we seen children covering their ears around loud sounds, while adults blissfully absorb the full impact?  Might that be a […]

Warning Signs of a Noisy Work Environment

When thinking about noisy work environments, it is common to automatically think of occupations like road work, construction sites, or factories. Although, in reality these noisy work environments can be anywhere. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in the matter of just one year, 22 million employees have been exposed to high and […]

The Anatomy of Hearing Loss

We all know that protecting our ears around extreme noise helps prevent hearing loss. What most of us never talk about is why loud noise physically damages our hearing? One out of every ten Americans has hearing loss that makes it difficult to understand normal speech. Exposure to high levels of noise is the number […]