This training course will provide information to help you prevent noise-induced hearing loss. It will also explain the purpose and components of a hearing conservation program, including the proper fitting, use, and care of hearing protectors. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The learning objectives of the course are to describe the effects of noise on hearing; discuss relevant components of the various provincial, territorial, and federal legislation; define the components of an effective hearing conservation program – noise assessment, control methods (engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment), audiometry (hearing tests), and training; and specify the proper selection, fitting, use, and care of hearing protectors.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health, and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.Learning Objectives
- Define the effects of noise on hearing
- Identify key components of a hearing conservation program
- Identify true statements about testing for hearing loss
- Name the advantages and disadvantages of earplugs
- Name the advantages and disadvantages of canal caps
- Name the precautions to take when using various types of hearing protection