HEARING CONSERVATION COURSE OVERVIEW
Many high-risk work environments contain a variety of potentially ear-splitting work being performed. Since 2004, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported nearly 125,000 cases of permanent hearing loss in workers. Simply being exposed to hazardous noise levels can result in hearing loss by damaging the hair cells directly connected to nerve endings in the inner ear. However, the extent of this damage and the severity of hearing loss depend on the amount of noise to which you are exposed and the duration of exposure time.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Identify how noise impacts hearing and the factors that determine the extent of hearing loss
- Identify noise exposure levels that require hearing protection according to Part VII of Canadian Regulations
- Identify how the types of hearing protectors are selected for a job, and their advantages and disadvantages for controlling noise exposure
- Identify correct use, care, and maintenance practices for hearing protectors
- Identify the requirements of a hearing conservation program
This course was designed to help satisfy requirements of the following regulations:
- Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Part VII – Levels of Sound, Subpart 7.1 through 7.8
- CSA Standard Z-94.2 M1984, “Hearing Protectors”
- 29 CFR 1910.95
- 29 CFR 1910.145
HEARING CONSERVATION COURSE TOPICS
- Noise and hearing
- Canadian OH&S Regulations noise exposure limits
- Hearing protectors
- Hearing conservation programs
HEARING CONSERVATION COURSE DURATION:
Approximately 20 minutes
HEARING CONSERVATION COURSE ASSESSMENT:
Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Users are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.
HEARING CONSERVATION CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.