Exposure to high levels of noise can cause hearing loss, ringing in the ear and physical and psychological stress. Hearing loss or hearing damage is one of the most common health problems in America. Many people experience hearing damage at their workplace due to excessive noise. It is estimated that 30 million workers in the U.S. are exposed to hazardous noise.
OSHA requires employers to determine if employees are exposed to excessive noise levels. When employees are subjected to excessive noise levels, feasible administrative or engineering controls must be used. The incidence of noise-induced hearing loss can be reduced or eliminated through the successful application of engineering controls and hearing conservation programs. Where controls are not sufficient, employers must implement an effective hearing conservation program.
To provide the proper protection, employees must have a good knowledge and understanding of noise exposure and protective measures and companies must have a solid hearing conservation program in place. This training program was created to help ensure you understand the requirements for hearing protection and working safely in noisy work settings. In general, this course covers an overview of information about the ear, hearing protection and hearing conservation programs.
Hearing Conservation Training Class Topic Overview:
- The Ear
- Hearing loss
- Types of Hearing Loss
- Effects of Excessive Noise Exposure
- Evaluating Noise Exposure Levels
- Hearing Conservation Program
- Hearing Protection
Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials for running successful training class, including:
- 26-minute Hearing Conservation Safety Training Video developed by industry experts
- Hearing Conservation PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
- OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 & 1926.52 & .101 compliant content
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Employee Quiz and Answer Key
- Hearing conservation supplemental printouts
After completing this training, workers will be certified in the OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 & 1926.52 & .101 should be able to apply its standards to workplace hazards and situations. Employees should understand the importance of a hearing conservation plan while employers should have a better understanding of how to develop one and what steps should be taken to protect their workers’ hearing.
Who should take this course?
New and seasoned employees for new hire orientation or during refresher training. This training is also important for environmental health & safety managers, manufacturing managers and supervisors, construction managers and anyone who works in or manages employees in a noisy environment. This training is also suitable for use to train the trainer.