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Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

Nonverbal Cues to Help You in Meetings

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Whether we like it or not, meetings are an unavoidable part of the modern office job. 15 percent of an organization’s collective time is spent in meetings. This figure has increased each year since 2008, so it doesn’t look like we’ll be ending the practice anytime soon. It’s a lot of time spent sitting in rooms listening to people talk. But not everyone in the room will be able to understand and contribute effectively. About 60 percent of the American workforce has some degree of hearing loss. This means that there are a surprising number of workers who are struggling…

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Occupational Hearing Hazards

Occupational Hearing Hazards

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Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common forms of workplace injury. Though organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (or OSHA) have worked to reduce the workplace risks to hearing, some of these effects are unavoidable for certain jobs. Excessive noise and ototoxic chemicals are two ways that hearing can become impaired in the workplace. Manufacturing, mining, construction, and other industrial occupations are the riskiest. Although understanding the causes of occupational hearing loss is the first step, it is also important to know what can be done about it and what precautionary steps may be able…

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