|Hearing Conservation Written Program
This program is required of all employers whose employees are
exposed to an excess of 85 dbA averaged over an 8 hour TWA.
This policy meets the Cal OSHA program requirements and creates
consistency in management of noise exposure. CCR Title 8 Section
The Hearing Conservation Policy will address the following
1. Noise Exposure Monitoring
2. Audiometric Testing Program.
3. Evaluation of Audiogram.
4. Audiometric Test Requirements.
5. Supply of Hearing Protectors
6. Training in the following:
a. The effects of noise on hearing;
b. The purpose of hearing protectors, the advantages, disadvantages,
and attenuation of various types, and instructions on selection,
fitting, use, and care; and
c. The purpose of audiometric testing, and an explanation
of the test procedures.
Hearing Conservation Employee Training
This training session will ensure that the students understand
the potential for noise exposure and their liability and responsibility
as it relates to the company's Hearing Conservation Program.
Individuals who participate in this training will be given
a comprehensive overview of the Standard, your written policies
and procedures, how excessive noise exposure can adversely
affect their hearing, how to protect against excessive exposure,
and how to properly use the provided hearing protectors.
Participants will receive materials/handouts needed to assist
in subject retention. Class will last approximately 1 hour.
The session will consist of lecture, handouts and video presentation.