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Hearing Conservation

Hearing Conservation Training Kit, Hearing Conservation, Noise Exposure, Safety Training

Course Description

Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health problems. Hearing effects quality of life and is directly related to our ability to communicate with loved ones. It allows us to interact with society and nature; It also allows us to work and play safely. Prevention is the most effective approach to the management of hearing loss associated with chronic noise exposure.

Language: English/Spanish

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Government Regulations:

This course satisfies annual training required for OSHA 29 CRF 1910.95 which requires employers to:

  monitor noise levels
  provide hearing protective devices
  provide employee training on a regular basis
  keep clear and adequate records of testing and training

Certification for OSHA 29 CRF 1910.95 & identifying the required components of the OSHA Hearing Conservation Program (HCP)

Who Needs this Training?

Per OSHA 29 CRF 1910.95(k): Employers are required to implement a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) where workers are exposed to a time weighted average (TWA) noise level of 85 decibels or higher over an 8 hour period.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified

Exposure to high levels of noise causes hearing loss and may cause other harmful health effects as well. 

Some Statistics:

30 Million workers are exposed to harmful levels of noise each year, 10  -Million have permanent, irreversible hearing loss                     
44% of carpenters and 48% of plumbers have perceived hearing loss
49% of male, metal and non-metal miners by age 50 have hearing loss vs. 9% of the general population
70% of metal and non-metal miners will have hearing impairment by age 60 (NIOSH)
90% of coal miners have hearing loss by age 52

Included Topics
By the end of this course we will have covered the following topics:

-Topic 1: Intro to Hearing Conservation – 05:17
-Topic 2: Noise Level Evaluation – 06:09
-Topic 3: Audiometric Testing – 05:27
-Topic 4: Hearing Protection – 04:27
-Topic 5: Recordkeeping – 03:45
-Topic 6: Training – 02:27

Course Layout
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes and Final Knowledge Check

Course Duration
A minimum of 30 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA 29 CRF 1910.95(k)(2) states: Training program shall be repeated annually for each employee included in the hearing conservation program.

Certificate of Completion
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.

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