In this course, we present OSHA’s noise standards, properties of sound, noise-induced hearing loss, noise exposure control, selection and use of hearing protection, concepts of conducting sound level surveys, and worker training. An effective written hearing protection program includes policies and procedures which the course participant will become familiar. Also covered are basic physics of sound and vibration, anatomy and physiology of the ear and the hearing process, effects of noise on hearing, monitoring, noise control engineering, selection and demonstration of hearing protective devices, and the role of audiometric testing. At the conclusion of the course, the participant will understand properties of sound and its relationship to noise- induced hearing loss, hearing loss prevention, hearing protection policies.
Who should attend: Safety Officers, Town Managers, and Department Heads or individuals designated with the responsibility to develop and maintain a safety and health program or system. This training is suitable for safety leaders, committee members, HR, and safety professionals responsible for improving the safety and health culture and best practices in their workplace.
Attendance at this seminar qualifies the MIIA member for 1% credit under the FY22 MIIA Rewards Workers' Compensation category.