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EIH 002: Hearing Conservation

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Duration:
1 Hour minimum
Course Purpose:
Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Fortunately, the incidence of noise-induced hearing loss can be reduced or eliminated through the successful application of engineering controls and hearing conservation programs.

The purpose of this course is to prevent University employees from exposure to noise induced hearing loss.
Who Should Attend:
Required annually for all University employees included in the Hearing Conservation Program.
This training is an initial and annual requirement for supervisors and employees in the following listed departments.
  • Anatomical Sciences
  • Automotive
  • DLAR
  • Earth & Space Sciences
  • East/West Campus Heating/Cooling Plants
  • East/West Campus Physical Plants (carpenters, grounds, HVAC, plumbers, welders)
  • Engineering
  • HSC (N-8 level employees)
  • Life Sciences
  • Music/Theatre
  • Physics
Topics Covered:
  • Gain an understanding of sound and how we hear
  • Effects of industrial noise and hearing loss
  • Regulations, standard and policies
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Noise monitoring
  • Noise control methods
  • Purpose, advantages, and disadvantages of various types of hearing protectors
  • Selection, fit, use, care and maintenance of hearing protectors
  • Purpose and procedures of audiometric testing
  • Training and recordkeeping
Course Materials

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