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NOISE AND HEARING CONSERVATION

2 or 4 hr training sessions

Introduction:

High noise levels can present a significant health risk to workers and associates.

In addition to noise induced hearing loss, exposure to excessive sound levels can result in increased blood pressure, vision difficulties, digestive problems, etc.

This course provides an insight into the issues that must be addressed to ensure the safety of noise-exposed associates, including the effect of noise on the human body, effective monitoring and control options, etc.

 

Training Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define noise and understand how high sound levels affect the human body.

  • Understand applicable legislation / standards, including:Provincial / Federal Acts and Regulations,CSA Standards.

  • Understand the process for conducting sound level measurements. Establish and recommend control strategies.

  • Understand the importance of regular audiometric testing.

 

Target Audience:
  • All noise-exposed Employees and Associates.

  • Supervisors and Managers.

  • Joint Health & Safety Committee Members.

 

Course Length and Options:

This session is offered in either a 2-hour overview or a 4-hour training program depending on the level of detail required by the client.

The 4-hour program includes a demonstration of sound level sampling equipment and an overview of the process of hearing protection selection.