The good news is that with a solid hearing conservation program
, it's also 100% preventable.
3M Center for Hearing Conservation outlines seven elements based on OSHA requirements and NIOSH recommendations to help guide occupational health and safety professionals as they work to create and maintain a hearing conservation program
The Armed Forces have engaged Hearing Conservation Programs
(HCPs) since the 1960s.
(15) The meeting dealt with major hearing loss safety issues, such as best practices for hearing conservation programs
, concerns and best practices regarding personal protective equipment and engineering and administrative controls, and real-life examples of companies that used their hearing conservation program
effectively and what others can learn from their experience.
Alaska Administrative Code, Occupational Health and Environmental Control 04.0104 gives specific directions on Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation Programs
, for which no business is exempt because of small size.
* Hearing Conservation Program
We found that the vast majority of offenses were for simply not having a hearing conservation program
in place--not doing the basics like noise measurements and audiometric testing.
Additionally, employers must implement a continuing, effective hearing conservation program
as outlined in OSHA's Noise Standard."
At dB of 85 for an eight-hour exposure, OSHA requires action level implementation of a hearing conservation program
. This includes scheduling changes to reduce the exposure to noise, as well as continued monitoring of the problem.
Necessity and effectiveness of a hearing conservation program
for elementary students.
OSHA requires that workers exposed to levels of 85 dBA or greater be included in a company-sponsored hearing conservation program
that includes annual hearing tests and training, noise monitoring, use of hearing protection devices, and recordkeeping of all measurements and testing.
As a result, there is a continuous and comprehensive program to reduce personnel noise hazards throughout the Air Force; this program is called the Hearing Conservation Program