Introduction to Noise Workshop

 

AASP is proud to partner with EHS Partnerships Ltd to offer our members a Workshop on Noise Hazards!

 

ALL SESSIONS HAVE CONCLUDED

Hearing Protection

Course Description

*Sessions Concluded – this page outlines information covered throughout the workshop*

This course is an introduction to noise, noise assessment, and noise exposure control. It will allow safety practitioners to develop competency to complete noise assessment work and fit test employees wearing hearing protective devices.

This course will include a theory section focusing on the fundamental concepts of noise and noise measurement. It will introduce participants to the basic features of noise such as pure tones, loudness of sound, and weighting networks. It will describe the decibel scales for noise, how noise can be measured, the acceptable limits for industrial noise, and the effects of noise on people. The elements of a noise and hearing conservation program will also be presented. The latter part of the course will include a hands-on session for all participants to operate a sound level meter, demonstrate the use of noise dosimeters, and practice proper fit testing techniques.

 

 

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Course Instructors

  • Glyn JonesM.A.Sc., P.Eng., CIH, CRSP
  • Grace-Ann JosB.Sc., PMP
  • Robbie CarrozzaB.Sc., CIH, ROH

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify noise hazards in the workplace.
  • Understand the health effects associated with excessive noise exposure.
  • Understand the elements of a properly prepared noise and hearing conservation program to control the noise exposure hazards.
  • Complete a basic noise assessment.
  • Fit test employees wearing hearing protective devices.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be competent in:

  • Identifying noise hazards in the workplace.
  • Using a sound level meter and dosimeters to complete a noise assessment.
  • Undertaking qualitative and quantitative fit testing of hearing protective devices.

Course Outline

The available sessions for this workshop have concluded. The workshop included classroom work where the theory behind noise and hearing conservation was outlined. Participants learned to use a sound level meter and dosimeters to assess noise exposure. Participants also learned how to complete qualitative and quantitative fit testing of hearing protective devices.

    1. Introduction to Noise
      • Recognizing noise hazards
      • Sound (frequency and amplitude)
    2. Health Effects of Noise
      • Temporary threshold shift
      • Permanent threshold shift
      • Hearing Loss
      • Other health effects
    3. Legislation
      • Alberta Legislation
      • CSA Standards
    4. Noise Assessment and Fit Testing Methods
      • Use of a sound level meter for making instantaneous area noise measurements
      • Use of a dosimeter for making integrated occupational noise measurements
      • Qualitative fit testing and quantitative fit testing using the Veri-Pro fit test equipment
    5. Hearing Conservation Programs
      • Design
      • Implementation

 

References

Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code; Alberta Jobs, Economy, and Trade; Workplace Health and Safety.