How do CenturyLink Field and the Seattle Seahawks NFL team not get crushed by a workplace safety lawsuit?
With sound levels well above safe limits for extended periods of time, how do they get away with exposing employees to that?
The way I understand it, the employer is required to provide a reasonably safe place to work. Just giving away earplugs wouldn't cut it - that's a last resort after engineering and administrative controls have failed.
It doesn't seem to me like the employer here has made any attempt at engineering controls. In fact, it seems the opposite - they've intentionally engineered
the stadium to be louder right down to the materials the seats are made out of. It also seems like the Seahawks organization actively encourages the noise, even if technically, they aren't the ones making it.
Looking for insight from someone in the industry (sports, rock shows, etc.) or someone with employment safety law into what administrative mitigation strategies they might use and how they get away with this legally. It can't be just, "well, you know what you're signing up for if you want to work here."
[Note: This is purely hypothetical/curiosity, I promise. I don't work there or know anyone who does.]