Some employees are exposed to occupational noise at levels where the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires an effective hearing conservation program. A hearing conservation plan includes monitoring, employee notification and observation of monitoring, hearing testing, hearing protection, training, and recordkeeping. This online noise and hearing conservation training program will cover the impact of workplace noise on hearing and the advantages and disadvantages of hearing protection devices. Also covered in this noise safety training course are the use, care, and fit of hearing protection devices and the need for hearing testing and what to expect.
Why “Employee Noise Safety Training—Noise and Hearing Conservation” Matters:
Cause you not to hear important safety warnings or work instructions or to misunderstand what you hear
Exhaust you from the strain of trying to listen or talk over loud sounds
Create stress that affects you physically and mentally
There is a wide variety of sources of noise in the typical workplace, including machinery, tools, and equipment that can cause hearing damage or loss.
- Hearing is a very important sense—don’t lose it.
- Noise exposure over 85 decibels (dB) can cause hearing loss.
- Hearing loss cannot be cured or repaired.
- Hearing tests are conducted annually and can detect hearing loss.
- Hearing protection devices must be worn in high-noise areas.