The Center for Disease Control or CDC estimates that 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise while at work each year. Whether you work at a sports venue, on an airport tarmac, or operate a jack hammer or a saw hearing loss is preventable. Noise may be a problem in your workplace if you ever hear ringing or humming in your ears after you leave work. Another symptom is not being able to hear a coworker an arm’s length away or if you experience temporary hearing loss after leaving work. All these issues are preventable, and your employer should be made aware of any situation that presents a noise-related problem.
The incidence of noise induced hearing loss can be reduced or eliminated through the successful application of engineering controls and hearing conservation programs, When controls are not sufficient or feasible, employers must implement an effective hearing conservation program. Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health problems. It is a by-product of many industrial and construction processes. Sound consists of pressure changes caused by vibration or turbulence. These pressure changes produce waves emanating away from the turbulent or vibrating source. Exposure to high levels of noise causes hearing loss and may cause other harmful health effects as well. The extent of damage depends primarily on the intensity of the noise and the duration of the exposure.
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:
- Scope and Application
- 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:
- 27-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.