Hearing Conservation Awareness (US)
Every year, approximately 30 million people in the U.S. are exposed to hazardous noise on the job. Exposure to noisy machinery or equipment may cause hearing loss or hearing impairment. Repeated exposure to high noise levels can result in permanent hearing loss. Certain medical conditions can also be associated with noise exposure and include pre-hypertension (elevated blood pressure) and hypertension (elevated blood pressure requiring medication).The good news is that noise-induced hearing loss is fully preventable. This course will introduce the requirements of your employer’s hearing conservation program and describe how you and your employer can work together to prevent hearing loss. Before we begin, remember that your company may have its own specific policies regarding hearing protection. You’ll want to review and follow those policies in addition to the information presented in this module.
3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
4. Types of PPE
- Identify the effects of noise on hearing.
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various types of hearing protectors.
- Describe the use and care of hearing protection.
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