Employees exposed to loud noise in the workplace may suffer from temporary or permanent hearing loss, as well as other negative health effects. OSHA's hearing conservation program requires that employees exposed to a noise level that averages at or above 85 dB per 8 hours worked be trained annually in the effects of noise, and the correct criteria for selecting hearing protection.
This online course is designed to meet OSHA's annual training requirements at 29 CFR 1910.95. It covers the effects of noise on hearing loss, selecting the proper protection, and using, fitting, and maintaining hearing protective equipment.
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Hearing Conservation Training Topics:
- Introduction to Hearing Protection
- How sound is detected
- Effects of excessive noise on health
- The decibel scale
- Required elements of a hearing conservation program
- Monitoring workplace noise levels
- Audiometric testing programs
- Standard threshold shifts (STSs) in hearing
- Requirements for using hearing protection
- Methods of controlling workplace noise
- Advantages and disadvantages of ear plugs and ear muffs
- Wearing and caring for hearing protectors
- Calculating noise reduction ratings (NRRs)
Who Should Attend:
Any employee with an occupation noise exposure level at or greater than 85 dB (8-hour Time-Weighted Average).