Month: July 2012

NY Times Reports on Restaurants Exceeding OSHA Noise Regulations

The New York Times has published an in-depth article about the trend for urban shops, restaurants, and clubs to pipe in music that is over 90 decibels. The reason for the loud music is that owners subscribe to research that suggests that loud music attracts younger patrons who drink more than those in quieter settings. While profitable, there may be a cost to the hearing health of workers.

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