Winners Selected in Noise Safety Challenge
"The results are in for the first Noise Safety Challenge. Held on Oct. 27, the event was hosted by OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration, in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The challenge provided opportunities for 10 inventors, selected from 28 challenge submissions to travel to Washington, D.C., to pitch their solutions for reducing hearing loss from workplace noise exposure.
The judges awarded first place to Nick Laperle and Jeremie Voix for a custom-fitted earpiece designed to provide a worker with protection, communication, and monitoring.
Second place went to Brendon Dever and his company Heads Up Display Inc. for wearable sensor technology that detects noise levels and provides warnings via color-coded lights.
Third place was awarded to Madeline Bennett, whose company, Otogear, created an interchangeable decorative attachment that attaches to silicone earplugs.
The other selected ideas included hearing protection devices, hardware/software combinations, audiometric measurement and tracking tools, and analysis systems."
(More details can be found here: https://www.dol.gov/featured/hearing/
This is shared from an email sent to the Region 2 VPP Sites from Richard F. Brown, CSP, CFPS, VPP Manager, US DOL OSHA)