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Hearing Protection

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.95

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This online training course covers OSHA hearing standards for occupational noise exposure. It provides an overview of the basic components of hearing conservation, which includes the methods of selection, use, and care of hearing protection. Course topics include hazard identification, sound measurements, reasons for hearing loss, and standards for hearing loss prevention.

A variety of workplaces produce high levels of noise. Prolonged exposure to loud noises can result in hearing loss and other detrimental health effects. Hearing protection training is required for all workers exposed to noise at or above 85 decibels (dB) averaged over 8 working hours, or an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA).

This course is for:
This OSHA hearing protection training is designed for anyone who works in an environment that exposes them to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels. This includes, but is not limited to, employees and management exposed to or required to manage noise within the workplace in manufacturing, warehousing/distribution, property management, retail services, transportation, and hospitality.

This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and mitigate noise hazards.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 addresses general industry standards. This course covers the hearing protection standard covered in 29 CFR 1910.95.

What You'll Learn

    Hazards overview
  • Hazard classification
  • Hazard types
    OSHA overview
  • Noise and hearing
    • Hazardous noise effects
    • What sound is and how hearing works
    • Sound characterization
      • The nature of sound
      • The duration of sound
    • The human ear and how it works
    Sound measurements
  • common sounds and their approximate dBA value
    Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Noise-induced Temporary Threshold Shift (TTS)
  • Permanent (or Standard) Threshold Shift (PTS or STS)
  • Acoustic trauma
  • Tinnitus
    Reasons for hearing loss
  • Exposure to hazardous noise
  • Age
  • Congenital defect
  • Exposure to certain chemicals
  • Health problems
    Types of hearing loss
  • Conductive, involving the outer or middle ear
  • Sensorineural, involving the inner ear, or
  • A combination of these
    Signs of hearing loss
    Occupational Noise Exposure standard
    Hearing loss prevention
  • Engineering controls
  • Administrative controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    Hearing conservation program requirements
  • Monitoring
  • Audiometric testing
  • Hearing protection devices
  • Employee training
  • Record-keeping
    Controls and Personal Protective Equipment
    Hearing protection
  • Ear plugs
  • Earmuffs
  • Ear caps
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 1.5 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as excessive worksite noise.

To ensure compliance with OSHA hearing conservation standards, safety training must be conducted annually for each employee included in the hearing conservation program, per 29 CFR 1910.95. This online certification course meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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