Noise Safety Challenge

Noise Safety ChallengeWhile there are many great resources available on the market to help spray foam insulation contractors educate themselves and their workers about the health and safety risks of spray foam jobs, there’s still a need for greater awareness about preventing harmful situations.

The Department of Labor (DOL) is reaching out to inventors and entrepreneurs alike to help develop a technological solution to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss, according to a recent press release.

The DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, recently launched the ‘Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge,’ with multiple goals of inspiring creative ideas and raising awareness of the market for workplace safety innovation.

According to recent statistics, every year, 22 million workers risk losing their hearing from workplace noise hazards. Hearing loss disability costs businesses an estimated $242 million annually in workers’ compensation.

Idea submissions for the Challenge are due by September 30. Ten finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges on October 27 in Washington D.C. The competition is open to all ideas related to occupational hearing protection. Additional information and a link to submit ideas can be found at

At Intech Equipment and Supply, we believe that practicing safety on a job site is the most important thing any of us can do each and every day. Every job has some level of danger to it, and taking care to ensure your own safety, and the safety of your crews should always be a top priority. Visit for more information about safety equipment related to spf equipment.