Rick Barton, CSP, ARM July 1, 2021 1 min read

OSHA Begins Regional Emphasis Program for Noise

On June 1, 2021, OSHA's Region V office in Chicago created a regional emphasis program (REP) focusing on occupational noise exposure at select manufacturing sites. OSHA Region V includes the midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Click here to download the regional directive. 

Click here to read the press release from OSHA.

The Hausmann-Johnson Insurance Health and Safety team is equipped to complete monitoring, evaluate programs, and assist with noise reduction/abatement to reduce employee exposure. If you would like help with this, please reach out to Rick Barton or Jeff Dutton to learn more.


Rick Barton, CSP, ARM

Rick has over 20 years of experience in safety and risk control, working with clients in many industries including Construction, Mining, Trucking, Manufacturing, and Hospitality. He specializes in assessing risk for the clients of Hausmann Group to reduce loss potential. Through safety assessments and loss analysis, Rick develops solutions which include safety management techniques, training, and engineering. Additionally, he has been asked to speak at local and national safety conferences on topics such as "How to Manage Safety on a Jobsite", and "What it takes to be a Safety Leader”. Rick is an Authorized Instructor of OSHA Regulations Construction and General Industry Regulations. He is an active member of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association (WTBA), Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), the Wisconsin chapter of The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and the Association of General Contractors (AGC). He is also on the Advisory Board of the Safety Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Rick is an avid boater and enjoys sharing time on the water with family and friends. His children are spread across 4 U.S. states and Japan, so he and his wife are often traveling to visit them. He also has attended more than 150 games in the last 15 years to see his beloved Green Bay Packers play.