Nov. 20 – Noise and Hearing Conservation

NOISE AND HEARING CONSERVATION

THE NEED FOR IMPROVED PROGRAMMING HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER

In Canada, over-exposure to noise and hearing loss from exposure remains an ongoing problem. Health Canada’s estimate based on provincial insurance claims data found that 9000 Canadians suffer hearing impairment or tinnitus attributed to occupational noise exposure each year. The cost to employers per claim can be tens of thousands of dollars. The loss impact on employees can be immeasurable. The regulations are clear, and the tools are readily available to assess noise levels and prevent overexposure. If ever there is a workplace hazard that should be recognizable, obvious, and in need of control it is noise. Despite this overexposure and hearing loss continues.

This webinar has been developed as a refresher to help health and safety professionals by providing a technical review of the key content so they can take up the fight against noise induced hearing loss.

Join us in this webinar as we explore:

  • The physics of sound and the theory behind noise and hearing conservation;
  • The health effects of noise exposure including:
    • Temporary threshold shifts,
    • Permanent threshold shifts, 
    • Hearing loss, and other health effects.
  • The regulatory framework related to noise exposure control and the CSA Standards that describe how to conduct a noise exposure assessment, and how to select, use, and care for hearing protective devices;
  • Noise assessment methods including the use of a sound level meter for making instantaneous area noise measurements, and the use of dosimetry for making integrated, occupational noise measurements;
  • Fit test methods for hearing protective devices including qualitative fit testing and quantitative fit testing using specialized equipment; and
  • How to design and implement a hearing conservation program.

November 20, 2024 | 12:00PM Noon
Lunch and Learn Webinar