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Hearing Conservation Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how noise in the workplace affects hearing and the hazards and warning signs associated with hearing loss
  • Recognize the noise exposure limits that necessitate hearing protection
  • Identify the types and benefits of hearing protectors
  • Recognize how you and your employer can work together to prevent hearing loss

Available in English, Spanish

7 Minutes

Mobile Ready

This lesson will help you recognize the impact of noise on your hearing, the warning signs of hearing loss, and the noise exposure limits that necessitate hearing protection. This lesson will also introduce you to the types of hearing protectors, including their benefits and proper use, and address your responsibilities in supporting your employer’s hearing conservation program.

Course Outline
  • Hearing Conservation Overview
Regulations
  • 29 CFR 1910.95, Occupational Noise Exposure
  • 29 CRF 1910.145, Specifications for accident prevention signs and tags