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OSHA Hearing Conservation & Protection

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Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1910.95

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OSHA compliance requires that all workers exposed to 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) noise levels of 85 decibels (dBs) or above receive hearing conservation training annually. This hearing conservation training course covers OSHA Hearing Protection standards. This course is targeted to employees who are exposed to excessive noise in the workplace.

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What are the governing regulations?
This online course satisfies the annual training requirements for OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.95 Occupational noise exposure (Hearing Protection and Conservation).

Who must take this training?
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95(k) states: The employer shall train each employee who is exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About this course
  • 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
  • Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our online OSHA Hearing Protection training course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 1 ½ hours to complete this online Hearing Protection and Conservation (Occupational noise exposure) 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.

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We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

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Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95(k)(2) states:

The training program shall be repeated annually for each employee included in the hearing conservation program.
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a OSHA Hearing Protection & Conservation training printable certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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