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Hearing Conservation and Safety

On an everyday basis, we encounter all types of noise. From, general traffic noise, and noise from the TV to machine moans and groans and even from loud music. If these noises are loud enough, or have certain characteristics, it can cause damage to our hearing, which is often permanent. Over 15 million Americans have a measurable hearing loss, most often caused by on-the-job injuries. Yet many employees don't realize that not only can hearing problems affect their work, they can alter their personal lives dramatically as well. Our training products on Hearing Conservation and Safety have been specifically created to assist facilities in complying with OSHA's revised Hearing Conservation Standard.

OSHA Hearing Conservation Program - An effective hearing conservation program can prevent hearing loss, improve employee morale and a general feeling of well-being, increase quality of production, and reduce the incidence of stress-related disease. The employer must administer a continuing, effective hearing conservation program whenever employee noise exposures are at or above an eight hour time-weighted average (TWA) of 85 dBA or, equivalently, a dose of 50 percent. This is referred to as the action level. NOTE This does not apply to oil and gas well drilling and servicing operations.

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