Hearing Conservation

Hearing Conservation

Available in 1-day format

Description:

An effective hearing conservation program, when properly designed, implemented, and maintained, will

significantly reduce the potential risk to employees by preventing permanent noise-induced hearing loss

which results from overexposure to workplace noise. This seminar will help guide health and safety

professionals, occupational nurses, and management through the intricate details of an effective

hearing conservation program.

The course material may be custom designed to address the specific environment of the client’s facility;

as well as provide employees and management useful information on each aspect of the hearing

conservation program, pertinent noise regulations, the harmful effects of noise exposure, the proper

use and care of their hearing protection devices, the annual audiometric testing program and data

analysis.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of this training course, the attendees will understand:

  • The fundamentals of sound, the properties of sound generation, propagation, and worker noise exposure.
  • Requirements for hearing conservation, based on local regulation and/or internal company policy in effect.
  • How to conduct a noise survey and determine worker noise exposures.
  • Basics of noise control engineering.
  • How to select and properly fit hearing protection.
  • Innovative and entertaining approaches to hearing conservation education and training.
  • Implementation of an audiometric testing program.
  • How to evaluate the program effectiveness through hearing test data analysis.

Outline:

Overview of a Hearing Conservation Program • Noise survey and exposure determination • Reducing

noise exposures with engineering and/or administrative controls • Hearing protection devices, selection,

fitting, and evaluating effectiveness • Education and training • Audiometric testing program • Evaluating

program effectiveness through audiometric database analysis.

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