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Hearing Conservation

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Available in English

20 minutes

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Noise and Hearing
  • Canadian OH&S Regulations Noise Exposure Limits
  • Hearing Protectors
  • Hearing Conservation Program
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