Hearing Conservation Safety Training

$24.95

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Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. While it’s impossible to put a number to the human toll of hearing loss, an estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers’ compensation for hearing loss disability.

Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most pervasive occupational health problems. It is a by-product of many industrial processes. 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. More exposure will result in more dead nerve endings.

Noise-induced hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. Noise-induced hearing loss limits your ability to hear high frequency sounds and understand speech, which seriously impairs your ability to communicate. Temporary hearing loss results from short-term exposures to noise, with normal hearing returning after period of rest. Generally, prolonged exposure to high noise levels over a period of time gradually causes permanent damage. OSHA’s hearing conservation program is designed to protect workers with significant occupational noise exposures from hearing impairment even if they are subject to such noise exposures over their entire working lifetimes. Hearing loss is pervasive. It is also preventable.

This training course will help employers provide the proper and necessary OSHA required training concerning hearing conservation. It will take you approximately 30 minute to complete and will cover the following topics:

  • The Ear
  • Hearing Loss
  • Definitions
  • Types of Hearing Loss
  • Effects of Excessive Noise Exposure
  • Evaluating Noise Exposure
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Hearing Protection

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