Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 01:07:57 +0000
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From: wdwatt**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET
Subject: Re: Headphone use in labs
Comments: To: "Hadden, Susan [PRDUS]"

1. With headphones on employees may not hear emergency signals or warnings from coworkers. 2. Listening to tapes, CDs, etc. will distract employees and increase teh likelihood of an error. 3. Although some earphones can be designed to be less than 80 dB, most are or can be played much louder which can lead to hearing loss (which would be taged as work related). Bill Watt Wayne State U. ------------- Original message -------------- From: "Hadden, Susan [PRDUS]" > Some of our lab staff (pharma R&D) would like to wear iPods and similar devices > while working. We're not too keen on the idea, the main reason being lack of > focus on their work tasks (like cell phone use while driving). How are the rest > of you handling this issue? > > Thanks, > > Susan Hadden

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